Upgrade strategy for production server

Ruslan Ermilov ru at FreeBSD.org
Sun Mar 14 13:24:16 PST 2004

On Sun, Mar 14, 2004 at 04:07:27PM -0500, Travis Whitton wrote:
> > That said, I'd like to suggest an alternative proposal. If this system
> > is so crucial to your operation, it ought to have some redundancy,
> > right? :)  Why not do a head to head test with 4.9 and 5.x-current on
> > the same hardware? That way you solve several problems at the same time.
> > You'll be able to determine conclusively if 5.x works for you, you'll
> > have a hot spare system ready to go in case of a hardware failure, and
> > you won't have any downtime at all during upgrade cycles.
> Not a bad idea at all. We do regular backups of course, but it's always
> nice to have a drop-in replacement. Thanks very much for your input.
> I look forward to being a member of the outstanding FreeBSD community.
You're much welcome, submit PRs with patches!  ;)

> FYI, the server will be acting as a repository and access point to many
> years of historical(and current) environmental data, so you can add that
> to the list of tasks that FreeBSD performs.
Ditto, submit a URL when it's done.

Ruslan Ermilov
FreeBSD committer
ru at FreeBSD.org
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