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Old 06-27-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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How to Upgrade Server with all Updated Packages and Patches!!!


Hi all,


Thanks in advance!!

Currently our Production Server version is Fedora8

I know its very old version, i was newly joined as server admin for this company..so

my first task need to Upgrade Server with all updated packages and patches..Without

production time down..because we have nearly 400 clients accessing our server.

1. Is it possible to do Without Production loss??

2. before upgrade what are the things i need to do??

3. is there any possibles the working function not working in new upgrade packages??

If yes means how to avoid this??

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:01 PM   #2
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No.. you need to build a test server and ensure all the apps are working correctly. I'm assuming you don't have a budget as you're running Fedora but you'll get a longer cycle if you switch to something like CentOS for example.
 
Old 07-04-2011, 01:38 AM   #3
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Hi friend,

Which is better option Updating Fedora is better or Migrating Server to Centos 5.6 ??

Whit is the the better option? If Migrating Server to Centos better means?? What are the

Things i need to mainly concentrate??
 
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
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For a serious server, definitely go Centos (or RHEL if you can afford it & want paid support)..
A new Fedora comes out approx every year and you have to do a clean re-install. Its basically RH's R&D distro and unstable.
See here for support timescales for RHEL (& therefore Centos which is free RHEL) http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/
 
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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I don't want to be offending, but if you have to ask these questions you should think about if you are the right person to migrate and maintain a production server for 400 clients.
 
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:42 PM   #6
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Hi TobiSGD,


befor single hand...i didnt do any server migration, this is the first time.. i know you

people are well experianced so asking just a opinion, but dont know why your reply like discourageing ???

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Sorry, i didn't want to discourage you, but from the questions you ask here regarding that topic it seemed to me that you may be not experienced enough to migrate a production server for 400 clients. I may be wrong here, all that I asked you is to think about that.
 
  


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