[OpenAFS] Upgrade from 1.2.8 to 1.4.7

Anne.Salemme@Dartmouth.edu Anne.Salemme@Dartmouth.edu
Sun, 27 Jul 2008 08:45:36 -0400

1) got backups? verify that your backups are correct and complete =20
before you start your updates, and that you know how to do a restore =20
(i'm not kidding!)

2) how much outage is acceptable? how many servers do you have? if =20
only one, you will have an outage, but if more than one, there are =20
things you can do to make it so users essentially won't notice any =20
outage...but you need more than one database server, and enough =20
running fileservers to move all your volumes. basically, make your =20
plan beforehand, estimate how long it will take, double that, and let =20
the users know about the outage.

3) and, errr, you've checked on www.openafs.org to see if the version =20
of openafs and the version of the OS are compatible? you want to do =20
that before you do step 2 above...8-)

best of luck,


Quoting "jcw@highperformance.net" <jcw@highperformance.net>:

> I plan to upgrade from 1.2.8 to 1.4.7 on my server. Please help me with
> any gotchas I should know about.  While I am doing this, I plan to
> upgrade from Redhat 8.0 to Fedora Core 9.
> Have you heard of "optimism bias?"   It's that phenomena that causes
> people to think things will turn out for the better.  I'm having none
> of that for this little adventure.
> Regards,
> Jason
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