Update appliance software

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You can update Transfer Appliance software if you've ordered an appliance that supports online transfer.

Before you begin, follow the instructions to prepare a service account key for online transfer.

Updating the software also restarts the online transfer.

Run ta update to update the software listed below:

  • Operating system
  • Binaries
  • Docker containers

You can update each item individually by passing the appropriate flag(s) to ta update:

ta update --os --binaries --containers

A successful response looks like the sample below.


Updating containers on the appliance...
This may take several minutes to finish...

Online containers are updated successfully on the appliance.
Updating binaries on the appliance...
This may take several minutes to finish...

Binaries are updated successfully on the appliance.
Updating Operating System on the appliance...
This may take several minutes to finish…

Operating System was updated successfully.
Appliance will now reboot in a minute.
The boot up process after reboot may take several minutes.

If online transfer isn't enabled, the following sample response is returned:


Appliance is not configured for online mode, thus not updating online containers.
Updating binaries on the appliance...
This may take several minutes to finish...

Binaries are updated successfully on the appliance.
Updating Operating System on the appliance...
This may take several minutes to finish…

Operating System was updated successfully.
Appliance will now reboot in a minute.
The boot up process after reboot may take several minutes.