PowerFolder Server 14 SP9

  • Release Date: October 2019
  • Build Number: 14.9.1
  • Type: Drop-In


Upgrade Information

  • Please read the 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.
  • Additional Nginx configuration parameters for larger upload (>2GB) have been documented in our Wiki.
  • If you face the error message java.lang.IllegalStateException: Problem reading database configuration. org.hibernate.HibernateException: Dialect class not found: de.dal33t.powerfolder.A.L.C.B in the logs, please stop thee service, remove the line hibernate.dialect=de.dal33t.powerfolder.A.L.C.B from your Server Configuration File and start the service again.
  • Cluster: Running different versions on the servers in the cluster is supported but limited to version >= 14.3.5
  • (warning) Important: If you are on Linux, one additional step is necessary, which is not mentioned in the upgrade article from the Wiki. Please delete the existing /jre32 or /jre64 sub-directory in the installation directory before unpacking the new contents from the .tar.gz there as we ship a new different JRE now. Furthermore we do not longer support 32-bit OS for PowerFolder Server.

Downgrade information (optional)

  • In case a downgrade to a previous version is necessary:
    • For a downgrade you have to review our downgrade documentation since version 14.2 is not downgrade compatible by default.
    • Simply replace the PowerFolder-Server.jar file with that from the previous version you would like to run.
    • Please keep in mind to insert your old branding.
  • Log messages due to the higher schema version of database can be ignored:
    • [DatabaseMigrator]: Database layout version is newer than expected.


  • [PFS-3414] - User has no access to folders when admin do manually some changes in the user account

  • Release Date: October 2019
  • Build Number: 14.9
  • Type: Service Pack Release


  • [PFS-3317] - Add folder management to user account editor for admins
  • [PFS-3398] - Optimizations in Federation. Run account merge at night
  • [PFS-3305] - Accept and deny buttons for TOS are missing
  • [PFS-3349] - Upgrade "licence, logs and server management " dashboard-buttons
  • [PFS-2599] - Temporary files are not removed
  • [PFS-3045] - Upgrade button under my account 
  • [PFS-3399] - Proxy support for federated access


  • [PFS-3396] - Profiles and Quota are not functioning after update
  • [PFS-3364] - Data in the folder is not visible in web containing "+" character
  • [PFS-3252] - WebDAV shows no folder content when empty spaces are in folder name
  • [PFS-3226] - Check client certificate for windows installation packages
  • [PFS-3397] - LDAP accounts with no email set can add an external email address
  • [PFS-3307Account merging API is unable to merge LDAP or SAML-Accounts
  • [PFS-3255Downloading files > 2 GB results in broken files 
  • [PFS-3372Restoring more than one selected files is not functional
  • [PFS-3327Files are no accessible in subdirectories containing special character
  • [PFS-3323] - Password recovery link is not available if server doesn't allow self-registration or if federation/shibboleth is enabled 
  • [PFS-3153] - Uploading empty sub directories is not possible through web
  • [PFS-3138] - Purging file versions doesn't work
  • [PFS-3281] - Link of a shared folder in a group is shown twice
  • [PFS-2876] - Logout button doesn't handle Shibboleth users
  • [PFS-3330] - Documentation link causing line-break on the login page
  • [PFS-2851] - Pie charts are distorted when browser changes scaling
  • [PFS-3323] - Proxy support for federated access
  • [PFS-3352] - Password field has no function in upload form page