PowerFolder Server 16 SP5

  • Release Date: October 2021
  • Build Number: 16.5.104
  • Type: Hot-Fix Release

Fixed Security Issue

(warning) This release contains an important security fix

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

New Feature: Storage Migration during Uptime (BETA)

Automatic migration of data on backend storage
(warning)This function is currently marked as in beta state. Although heavy quality assurance was run on it, we still recommend to fully run this function in test systems only.

For more information, please visit our documentation.

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-3882 - Fix error 403 / 401 in public editing using subfolders
    • PFS-3900 - Fixed possible server crash due to threads exceeding limit caused by folder renaming

  • Release Date: September 2021
  • Build Number: 16.5.101
  • Type: Service-Pack Release


    • PFS-3422 - BETA: Storage migration during uptime 
    • PFS-3862 - Analyse web portal with Arachni Penetration tests 
    • PFS-3356 - Search for files should be recursive
    • PFS-3864 - Disable HTML rendering of WebDAV contents 
    • PFS-3854 - Unable to delete sub-folder in web when the client is in manual sync mode
    • PFS-3848 - File links should be active also when the download limit is reached 
    • PFS-3655 - Automatic blocking of folders in HA-Cluster during storage migration 
    • PFS-3845 - Provide support for "@" in domains names under orgstable 
    • PFS-3863 - Initial sorting of folders table should be by folder name 
    • PFS-3512 - Adding username in the log entry for deleted folders and files 
    • PFS-3853 - Fix "Error 500" on the file links created on presentations 
    • PFS-3857 - Fix download counter for file links 
    • PFS-3860 - Improvements in account - folders tab 
    • PFS-3868 - Check quota on login 
    • PFS-3870 - Show folder in recycle bin when only deleted subdirectories exists