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Migration and Upgrade

If you are upgrading an existing copy of Reflection for Secure IT, or migrating from F-Secure, refer to the notes below for your current version.

Upgrading from Reflection for Secure IT version 7.x

If you are upgrading an existing copy of Reflection for Secure IT version 7.x, note the following:

  • If the server is running when you apply the upgrade, the installer stops the service and any existing client connections will be disconnected.
  • We recommend that you back up your server configuration file before upgrading. This may be useful if you want to revert to an earlier version at some point in the future.
  • After applying the upgrade, you need to restart Windows to complete the installation.

Migrating from F-Secure or Reflection for Secure IT version 6.x

You can install Reflection for Secure IT Windows Server on systems with an F-Secure server or Reflection for Secure IT version 6.x. Reflection for Secure IT automatically migrates your current identity (host key and certificates) and settings. Your existing key and configuration files are not changed.

  • Existing host keys (hostkey and by default) are copied to the new key location, so you don't need to make any changes to clients that are configured to trust your current host key.
  • Settings in your existing sshd2_config file are migrated to the new xml configuration file. Migration information is saved to the migration log file.
  • If you used a password cache, cached passwords are migrated to the new password cache file.

This migration occurs the first time you:

  • Start the server console This triggers the migration of keys and settings without automatically starting the server.


  • Start the service When you restart Windows, the service starts automatically. This triggers the migration and starts the server using the migrated key and settings. (You can also start the service manually using the rsshd command line or using the Windows Computer Management console.) Note: The service cannot start if an earlier version server is still running using the same port.


  • If you have an existing xml settings file, the server will not migrate the settings from a previous version settings file. This enables you to configure a single settings file and install it onto multiple servers.
  • Automatic migration won't take place if you have already uninstalled your prior version. In this case, you can manually migrate your settings and host key using rsshd -m.
  • It is possible to run both version 7.0 and 6.x on the same computer. If you want to test version 7.0 before uninstalling the earlier version, either stop the earlier version service, or configure version 7.0 to use a different port.

Related Topics

Table of Migrated Settings

rsshd Command Line Utility

Installing Reflection for Secure IT