Upgrade 5.4 to 7 ????
bc at default.co.yu
Sun Apr 20 14:18:15 UTC 2008
Fraser Tweedale wrote:
> Full backup should be considered -essential-. You are crazy not to do
> it. If you take the build-from-source route, upgrade to the latest
> release from each major branch before upgrading to the newer version, as
> this is the most tested upgrade path. i.e., since you're running 5.4,
> upgrade to 5.5, then to 6.3, then to 7.0. That is my recommendation
just wanted to bump to this and confirm from live & production example
that this is very clean way to upgrade.
For me it was:
5.0 in startup install then 5.4, then 6.0 then 6.1, 6.2 was last 6.x,
followed by upgrade to 7.0.
A complete rebuild order was followed thru all upgrade processes:
2. kernel (having in mind COMPAT_XY for prior major release)
Have in mind that you will need occasional reboots between those steps
to make sure you can identify eventual problems, so have everything
backed up. Hot spare host with identical content worked for me, but the
standard backup with dump(8) can work too. YMMV
Also having physical access or serial console might be very useful
things to have if you are working on remote.
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