Upgrading a remote box from 5.3 to 6-stable....
dan at ferrarishields.com
Thu Jan 12 09:44:03 PST 2006
> I recently got a leased server that's running 5.3. It's in Texas.
> I'm in Washington. I want to upgrade it to 6-STABLE. In the update
> docs it says that "when doing a major release upgrade, it is required
> that you boot into single user mode to do the installworld."
> Which obviously is a problem. And I find it hard to believe it's
> really necessary as this is going to be an issue for a lot of people.
> Is this similar to the old recommendation of doing this "unless your
> system is relatively quiet"?
Although you're not supposed to do it, I upgraded a 5.4 system to 6.0,
and several 6.0-RELEASE to 6.0p1, without dropping to single-user mode,
and without any problems.
But, these are "relatively quite" servers (Apache, Samba, Postfix,
Network Gateway) with no other users logged in.
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