Automating Umami Updates with Autoupdate

Date: Tue, Nov 21, 2023

Tag(s): Automating Umami Updates Autoupdate

Umami is a robust analytics solution that provides valuable insights into website traffic and user behavior. To ensure optimal performance, security, and access to the latest features, it’s essential to keep Umami up-to-date. The process of updating Umami is made seamless and efficient through the use of Chapati Systems Autoupdate.

Configuring Autoupdate for Umami

Configuring Autoupdate for Umami involves adding a dedicated section for Umami in the configuration file. Here’s an example of how the Umami configuration might look:


In this configuration, update is set to True to enable Umami updates. The apiUrl option defines the URL of the latest release on GitHub and the sourceDir parameter defines where the source code for Umami is. The preUpdateHook and postUpdateHook options allow for the execution of commands before and after the Umami update.

Updating Umami

Once Autoupdate is configured for Umami, updating the analytics platform is a straightforward process. Execute the following command as the root user on your server:

root@server:/opt/config# autoupdate --config=/etc/autoupdate.ini

This command reads the configuration file from /etc/autoupdate.ini and performs the following steps:

  1. Fetch the latest release information from
  2. Compare the current version of Umami on your server with the latest version available on GitHub
  3. Pull the latest release
  4. If specified, run the preUpdateHook before updating Umami
  5. Restart Umami
  6. If specified, run the postUpdateHook after updating Umami

Congratulations! You have successfully updated Umami with Chapati Systems Autoupdate.

With Chapati Systems Autoupdate, keeping software like Umami up-to-date is a streamlined process. By adding a simple config section for each piece of software and running a single command as the root user, you can effortlessly maintain your system with the latest versions and features.

This article aims to guide you through the process of utilizing Chapati Systems Autoupdate for Umami, making continuous updates an accessible and straightforward task. Stay current, stay secure, and enjoy the enhanced capabilities of your Umami analytics platform.