Hey Joydip - did you find out an answer for this question or what worked for you? The current documentation is not very helpful for upgrading server to a non-default location. I am in a similar situation where our server installation is in E:\Tableau\Tableau Server and it has a 10.1 folder. I am upgrading from 10.1 to 10.4. Any lessons learned or what worked for you would help.Thank you very much in advance.
I also faced the same issue and ended up installing a newer one rather than upgrading.
My original Location - E:\Tableau Server\10.1
The resolution should be -
Just browse to "E" drive.....Tableau automatically appends "Tableau Server" to the path browsed by you and creates a <version number> folder in it.
So to summarize -
Original Location - E:\Tableau Server\10.1
Browse to - E
Tableau automatically appends - Tableau Server
After successful up gradation - E:\Tableau Server\<version number>
This makes sure we don't install a brand new server and just upgrade the existing one.
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Why not completely uninstall the old version first? Then you're not wasting disk space and the Tableau Server location stays in the same "location". Consistency and ease of maintenance, my friends, will make your administration job easier.