You can get updates using WSO2 in-place updates or WSO2 update manager (WUM). The following table shows the key differences of the two:
|WSO2 in-place updates||WSO2 update manager (WUM)|
|You can install the in-place updates tool via a WUM update for all the WUM-supported products.||You can download and install the WUM tool from https://wso2.com/wum/download/.|
The tool merges the updated configuration files unless there are conflicts.
|You should manually merge the updated configuration files or use a tool like Puppet.|
|The tool handles backup and restore.||You should store backups with the custom configurations in your system, in case you have to restore later.||Supported on only Unix-based (e.g., Linux, OS X) operating systems.||Supported on all operating systems.|
A subscription is mandatory to get WSO2 updates. A subscription can be one of the following types: