Server Manual

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#UpStage Server Manual: v3.4.7

Installation Steps:

You may want to switch into root to perform following dependency installation processes.

1. Dependencies Installation

2. Download the UpStage source package from GitHub

3. Extract the package to a desired location

The full system path to the destination folder should not contains any spaces. For example, the path /home/johndoe/awesome projects/UpStage contains a space, so the folder awesome projects should be renamed to awesome-projects or awesome_projects.

4. Open Terminal and navigate to the client source folder

5. Use the script to perform desired actions:

  • python cc to recompile the client.swf file. swfmill and mtasc must be installed on the system. If you just downloaded UpStage from GitHub, client.swf is provided, but if any development activities using ant have been done, the client.swf will be need to be recompiled.

UpStage Server Deployment Methods

UpStage provides 2 methods to perform server deployment on Debian 7 server.

UpStage Daemonization

Under the downloaded UpStage source directory execute:

python # consolidate files into an independent build folder 

once UpStage is installed, then

cd dist #the portable UpStage directory

You may want to edit file under 'dist/upstage' in the new generated instance directory. From the line 32 - 34, you can choose your preferable service ports.

Before making the instance running, you may also want to rename the 'dist' folder and move the folder to a desirable path, so that different server instances can distinguish from one another.

For completing demonization process, execute under 'dist'(or the instance folder with your preferred name)

python upstage-server

Once all the commands done, UpStage instance shall run as a background process on Debian.

You will need to make sure all UpStage dependencies are installed. Please see Dependencies Installation

Now the daemonization process completed. Please follow the [Server Management] (

Development Ant Targets

This method only consumes server's RAM as storage. It is ideally for the dedicated UpStage server at AUT.

Before the next few steps, we need to modify configuration file to set up preferred service ports:

under the downloaded UpStage source folder, use your preferred text editor to open


Once the step 5 is completed, execute code below should bring up UpStage instance with predefined properties. Such properties can be modified in '' under the root path of UpStage project folder.

You may modify line 18-20 to change the service ports.

Then under UpStage source root folder, enter

ant run

Now an UpStage instance shall be available when user enters the server's ip address with identified service port. For instance,


UpStage provides the upstage-backup script to create a backup of UpStage's media and configuration files. You can execute sudo upstage-backup manually at any time, but UpStage also creates a cron job to do it automatically every week during installation. The backup .tar files will be created in /home/UpStage Media Backup folder.


From 3.4.7, UpStage only uses the build directory for server deployment. To uninstall UpStage, server admin only needs to stop the current running instances, then remove the "dist" directory.

Terminal Guide: Basic Commands

  • ls [directory] to list files and directories in a directory or just ls to list the current directory
  • cd [destination] to change current working directory
  • cd .. to go up a directory
  • mkdir [new directory name] to create a new directory

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