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How to update an app that had a name change

swellerrific
Explorer

Howdy fellow Splunkers!

I have tried to find a previous article but I must be missing it if there is one. I need help as I am doing some app/add-on updates for the first time and hit a roadblock.

I have an app installed currently and the app folder in deployment-apps is titled: forescout-app-for-splunk_291 and the new one is called forescout-app-for-splunk. They took off the version number.  I was not the one who installed the first one so I'm not sure what their thinking was.

I am using a Deployment Server and can't figure out how to get it to replace the version one with the non version one. If I just install it like a new app, then both are on the SH and I am afraid of losing any config from the first app.

Oh man, I really hope that made sense. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Azeemering
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Yeah you are making sense, but your thoughts are too complex 🙂

How would you normally update an app? (hint default and local folders...right)

There are several methods to do this. But I would just rename the old app folder on the deployer forescout-app-for-splunk_291to forescout-app-for-splunk and do a bundle apply to the Search Head(s).

Now you have you the same foldernames for both the old and new app. Next update the app as you would normally.

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Azeemering
Builder

Yeah you are making sense, but your thoughts are too complex 🙂

How would you normally update an app? (hint default and local folders...right)

There are several methods to do this. But I would just rename the old app folder on the deployer forescout-app-for-splunk_291to forescout-app-for-splunk and do a bundle apply to the Search Head(s).

Now you have you the same foldernames for both the old and new app. Next update the app as you would normally.

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swellerrific
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Thank you! That is what I wasn't sure about. I appreciate your help!

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