No. Data conversion is not required if you are already using Tally.ERP 9 Series A.
No. Tally.Server 9 is compatible with Tally.ERP 9 Series A Release 4.5 onwards.
First release of Tally.Server 9 will not have auto update. You need to download & install the latest versions of Tally.Server 9 from our website. Going forward further release (if any) will have these features.