Server installation

This tutorial contains information on installing, moving, and uninstalling a versiondog server.

To install versiondog , you will need to ensure that the hardware and software requirements listed in the tutorial Installation Requirements have been met. If these requirements are not met, the product cannot be installed properly.

A basic knowledge on the structure of the versiondog system and knowledge in the area of system administration is required.

This documentation is based on server installation for individual server systems. Parallel servers must be set up separately. For more information, see Setting up a parallel server system.

FAQ: Installation of versiondog server fails. What could be the reason for this?

If the setup routine runs smoothly at first, but then stops at a certain point and eventually fails, it's probably because of your antivirus program.

Proceed as follows:

  1. Disable the antivirus program on the computer where versiondog is to be installed.

  2. Execute the installation.

  3. Activate the antivirus program after the installation is complete.

If you want to create an exception for the installation of versiondog instead of disabling your antivirus program, ask us for a list of services and processes.


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FAQ: The time on the system has been changed to daylight savings time and now all files have a pencil symbol displayed next to them (which usually indicates that changes have been made)

For the first step, you will need to create a backup of the entire server archive. This is because the tools change nearly every file in the server archive.

The necessary programs VDogArchiveCheck and VDogZipFileConverter are included in the server installation directory.



  • When using a single server: the server needs to be put into maintenance mode
  • When using parallel servers and server synchronization: all servers need to be put into maintenance mode. You will need to execute the tool on every server and wait for its completion. To avoid downtime, it is advisable that you execute the tools on all servers at the same time


versiondog can continue to run

Depending on the size of the archive, the time needed to execute the tool can take longer

  1. The tools VDogArchiveCheck and VDogZipFileConverter are located in the directory...\vdServerInstallation.

  2. Start the tool VDogArchiveCheck via the command line:
    VDogArchiveCheck.exe /RD:<vdServerArchive> /AT:S /ConvertZips /Account:versiondog /Password:{Passwort} [/Domain:{Domäne}]

  3. If no error messages are being displayed, the tool has been successfully executed.

  4. Maintenance mode can now be deactivated.

For further information, please contact support.


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Last updated: 24 January 2022