PowerFolder Server 15 SP8

  • Release Date: February 2021
  • Build Number: 15.8.102
  • Type: Service Pack Release

All production builds are starting from X.Y.100* and development builds (not for productive use) are starting from X.Y.1 - 99

* (Where X=Major software version and Y=Service pack number)

Upgrade Information

  • Please read this complete Release Notes and instructions before upgrading.
  • Please follow the regular upgrade documentation for Windows or Linux
  • Upgrading any previous version higher or equal to version 11.8.
  • Cluster: Running different versions on the servers in the cluster is supported but limited to version >= 14.3.5

Individual Web-Branding for the Organizations

Organization admins can customize individual branding as per his/her organization for users, more infos under Working with Organizations

Disable continuous Account Checks

(info) To disable the continuous accounts check:

  • server.accountchecks.enabled=false
    (Default: server.accountchecks.enabled=true)

Purpose for continuous account checks are:

  • Federation: Merge account across federated services.
  • Sending mails to users when their account is about to expire/expired.
  • Re-enable sync if quota was exceeded and usage was reduced by user.

(lightbulb) Only for links with READ/WRITE(upload) permission:

  • file_link.display.context.menu=true (Full context menu is available (Delete, Rename, Copy+Cut, etc))
  • file_link.display.context.menu=false (default)

Configuration Parameters

  • Check and change/add in PowerFolder.config:
    • storage.select.policy=most_free_space
    • file_link.upload_landing_page=true

Downgrade Information (optional)

  • In case a downgrade to a previous version is necessary:
    • For a downgrade you have to review our downgrade documentation.
    • Simply replace the PowerFolder-Server.jar file with that from the previous version you would like to run.
  • Log messages due to the higher schema version of database can be ignored:
    • [DatabaseMigrator]: Database layout version is newer than expected.


  • PFS-3686 - Fix LDAP-Login for users with double usernames CLOSED
  • PFS-3717 - Fix non-working links with underscore _ in name CLOSED
  • PFS-3705 - Reseller is no longer able to remove organization mapping from any existing account CLOSED
  • PFS-3696 - Account ->Edit: Refine (pre-)setting of organization tab CLOSED
  • PFS-3210 - Sync profile of folders is unable to reset after quota been increased CLOSED
  • PFS-3519 - Web-Branding per organization CLOSED
  • PFS-3770 - Reduce data in JSON for auto-complete as much as possible CLOSED
  • PFS-3762 - Anonymous upload link fails for directory CLOSED
  • PFS-3586 - Storage balancing cluster logic CLOSED
  • PFS-3730 - Clear single files and subdirectories from recycle bin CLOSED
  • PFS-3745 - Config entry to disable continuous account checks CLOSED
  • PFS-3748 - API: Folder create. Return error if folder with same ID already existing CLOSED
  • PFS-3765 - Optimize logging for federation account merge process CLOSED
  • PFS-3765 - Optimize logging for federation account merge process CLOSED
  • PFS-3767 - Fix return mime type of RPM installer CLOSED
  • PFS-3768 - Use default sync profile on server when creating folder via WebDAV CLOSED
  • PFS-3769 - Improve display of long usernames / emails / folder names in web CLOSED
  • PFS-3772 - Avoid NPE on deleted file link. Return 404 instead CLOSED
  • PFS-3782 - Fix correct base path using API-Call CLOSED