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SQL Anywhere 17 » SQL Anywhere - Changes and Upgrading » How to upgrade to the latest version of SQL Anywhere

MobiLink upgrades

Before upgrading, check for behavior changes that may affect you and take standard upgrade precautions.

Compatibility with existing software
  • Version 17 MobiLink clients are compatible with version 16 or later MobiLink servers. However, in some cases functionality may be limited if you are not using a version 17 MobiLink server.

  • The version 17 MobiLink server can be used with clients that are version 12 or later. If you must support earlier clients, keep an earlier version of the MobiLink server to support them.

  • Confirm that none of the documented behavior changes affect your application. If they do, update your application.


There are no changes to the MobiLink server system objects betweens versions 16 and 17, so there are no upgrade scripts for you to run if you are using a version 16 MobiLink server.

Upgrade order

If you are upgrading an existing MobiLink installation, upgrade the components in the following order:

  1. Shut down the MobiLink servers.

  2. Upgrade the consolidated database.

  3. Upgrade the MobiLink servers.

  4. Start the MobiLink servers.

  5. Upgrade the MobiLink clients.

    The version 17 MobiLink server can only be used with clients that are version 11 or later. MobiLink clients before version 11 must be upgraded to work with version 17 MobiLink server.