Upgrading to 7.0 - stupid requirements
vincent at netaktiv.com
Wed Mar 19 10:33:00 PDT 2008
Le Wednesday 19 March 2008 17:41:21 Vivek Khera, vous avez écrit :
> On Mar 19, 2008, at 8:46 AM, Michael Grant wrote:
> > My server is live and serving customers. I can't afford to take the
> > box down for a whole day while I upgrade ports. Is there any
> > intelligent way to do this?
> Here's what you do:
> 1) take one server at a time down from the load balancer/worker pool
> 2) upgrade it
> 3) put it back in service
> 4) go to step 1 until all servers are updated.
Why not installing FreeBSD 7 on a spare server or a workstation ? You can
build your own packages, rsync your confs and test.
When everything work, delete all packages on the old server. Make a
freebsd-upgrade install. Install all your previously builded packages and put
your confs back. The down time should not be too long I gess ?
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