LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - Newbie (https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/)
-   -   Update my linux (https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/update-my-linux-783234/)

karlochacon 01-19-2010 09:38 AM

Update my linux
 
hi

I have Red Hat Linux Box and I want to do some major updates - upgrades
I know I have to take a full backup...but I have not options for that

in your opinion what files I should tar to have them in case any update goes wrong?

passwd?
groups?


anything else?


thanks a lot

camorri 01-19-2010 09:52 AM

Tar your /etc directory. That contains most of your system configuration.

Of course back up all your personal files in your /home/user directory.

What typs of updates, or upgrades are you planning? Most updates only affect one application at a time, so the need is not as great for backup.

Upgrades imply you are changing levels of the OS. Which is it?

karlochacon 01-19-2010 10:55 AM

interesting thanks a lot
basically it is going from CentOS5.0 to 5.4 but using the DVD not yum because my servers are in pretty secure area and no internet connection is allow


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 PM.