Upgrade old System
bc979 at lafn.org
Mon Nov 20 09:24:48 UTC 2017
> On 11 November 2017, at 04:56, wrote:
> Doug Hardie writes:
>>>> I have a remote host that has not been on or available for
>>>> several years. It just came back up and I need to upgrade
>>>> Is there a way to make that work?
>>> For such a high delta (8.2 -> 11.1), I'd say that a re-installation
>>> from scratch is perhaps the easier way to go.
>> Unfortunately, re-installation is not possible.
> Is it possible to build a new machine, install and tune the
> software here, then ship it to the remote site and have the boxes
> swapped? Or maybe just a new root disk drive?
> I'm with Polytropon (and others) on this: given that huge jump,
> the advantages to starting over are all but overwhelming.
> Robert Huff
I started to sftp the new system down to the server, and it had a catastrophic hardware failure. There is no recovery from that as it appears the processor has failed: possibly from over voltage. Its difficult to troubleshoot from here. The client has decided to obtain a "new" system, so I will be installing 11.1 from scratch. At least that what appears to be the current approach. Hopefully I don't have to make the 4 hour drive each way.
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