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Re: [K12OSN] upgrades as opposed to updates

Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:

Dear Folks,
	a silly question: what do you do to *upgrade* remote servers?
apt-get is great for updates and can keep all your systems easily updated.
Then comes a new release, say 3.1.0, and you test it and you like it, and
you install it on all local servers, and then there are those remote
servers from 100 to 2000 miles away, and you want to have all the
servers running essentially same software, but you don't have the time to
travel ...

Login remotely and backup, backup, backup, - take it all offsite.

Get a kickstart install setup how you like it, and then snail-mail the CDset and floppy with kickstart on to the site.

Get on the phone with someone you trust at this site and baby-set them through the install process (relatively trivial). As soon as you can log back in to this machine, kick them off, change root password, and thank them kindly for their time. ;-)


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