How to Upgrade my Rocket.Chat Droplet?

I noticed that on the DO Marketplace that RocketChat is at 5.07

I installed this via teh “Create Rocket.Chat” Droplet 1 click.

Everything seemed to work well.

When I launched my RocketChat is says I’m on version 5.06 via the Admin Info page in Rocketchat.


Version 5.0.6

Deployment ID 7nWQCAJsN7XfZagJ7

Apps Engine Version 1.33.0

Node Version v14.19.3

Database Migration 279 (November 28, 2022 11:25 AM)

MongoDB 5.0.12 / wiredTiger (oplog Enabled)

I went to the CONSOLE in DO and ran the command rocketchatctl check-updates and it said that latest version is 5.3.3

How can I update my droplet to use the latest version?

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November 28, 2022
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Hi @c0a35a520ad745a68caf5e86d2a69,

Usually you can update Rocket.Chat server pretty easily.

  1. Stop Rocket.Chat service:
sudo systemctl stop rocketchat
  1. Remove the installation folder, usually in /opt:
  1. sudo rm -rf /opt/Rocket.Chat
  1. Make sure you have the needed build packages
  1. sudo apt-get install -y build-essential graphicsmagick
  1. Download Rocket.Chat latest version:
  1. curl -L -o /tmp/
  2. tar -xzf /tmp/ -C /tmp
  1. Install it and set right permissions to Rocket.Chat folder:
  1. cd /tmp/bundle/programs/server && npm install
  2. sudo mv /tmp/bundle /opt/Rocket.Chat
  3. sudo chown -R rocketchat:rocketchat /opt/Rocket.Chat
  1. Start the service:
  1. sudo systemctl start rocketchat

More about that here:

In the above you can see how to update your RocketChat using **Docker **or with SNAP.

Additionally, just to be sure create a snapshot before the Upgrade process in case something breaks.

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