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Old 11-30-2007, 02:31 PM   #1
bratan
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How to upgrade RH9 to Fedora?


I have to (remotely) upgrade Red Hat 9 server to a Fedora. I don't know if it's possible to upgrade right to Fedora 7, but I've tried going thru guides that tell how to upgrade to Fedora Core 1 with yum, and so far I'm getting nowhere, because there are no Core 1 repositories I could find Please help!
 
Old 11-30-2007, 02:36 PM   #2
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I would personally pull all the data from the various locations (/etc /usr/share, etc) to my local machine and do a fresh install. Replace as possible/as needed the data from the configuration files, and "fix" the rest. If you are looking for zero downtime, you may want to look at doing a chroot'd install on a separate disk (requires someone local to the remote location to install an new disk) or a local install (if architectures are similar enough) and testing it all out, then once it's all ready, point the bootloader to the new drive, install the new kernel and go. Once you are up with the updated OS, you will probably find some overlooked problems; iron out as necessary. You could probably update your bootloader at that point as well to give it a fully "cleaned" feel.

Good luck!

-Chad
 
Old 11-30-2007, 02:46 PM   #3
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Thanks! Well main issue is not the data, but fact that this server is at another datacenter (in another state). I was hoping to accomplish upgrade without physically sending someone with a disk there
 
Old 11-30-2007, 02:59 PM   #4
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Going from RH9 to "something newish" is probably going to really difficult remotely. If the datacenter is cool I bet you could get them to throw in a Fedora 7 disk that you could boot into and do a fresh install (after having backed up the data locally). I do remote installs all the time, but I have the luxury of always having someone on the other end with a (for me Gentoo) Live CD that I can fall back on if something doesn't work out.

Good luck!

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