NetLD V14 to V16 Upgrade on Windows

1.) Download: First you will need to acquire the version 16 version of Net Line Dancer. To do so navigate to the link below.

User Name: netld

Password: download

Select the Windows version of NetLD and download the software.

2.) Backup: Navigate over to your settings and make sure to perform a backup before considering any upgrade.

Net LineDancer performs daily backups by default, and can perform backups on-demand through the Settings dialog when logged in as an Administrator role user:

Backups are stored by default in the backups directory in the Net LineDancer installation folder.  Within this directory you will find  subdirectories for each backup that has run, up to the number of backups configured above:

drwxr-x---  4 netld  netld  136 Sep 18 23:26 backup_2016-09-18

drwxr-x---  4 netld  netld  136 Sep 19 23:24 backup_2016-09-19

drwxr-x---  4 netld  netld  136 Sep 20 23:16 backup_2016-09-20

drwxr-x---  4 netld  netld  136 Sep 21 23:13 backup_2016-09-21

And within each backup diectory you will find a subdirectory called lucene and a subdirectory called either derby or pgsql, depending on your database type:

drwxr-x---  3 netld  netld  102 Sep 21 23:13 derby

drwxr-x---  4 netld  netld  136 Sep 21 22:10 lucene

3.) Installation: Run the Version 16 installer that you've received from step 1.

  1. Version 16 has improved our Smart Bridge functionality. You will find the Smart Bridge installer within the version 16 pacakge you have downloaded.
  2. For information on how to upgrade your smart bridges please refer to this article: