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Hi All! I know its pretty weird question. I have a server running few services like webhosting and few monitoring scripts on REDHAT 9. Now i want to remove that ...
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- 05-06-2005 #1
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- Apr 2004
Distro upgradation on running machine!
I know its pretty weird question.
I have a server running few services like webhosting and few monitoring scripts on REDHAT 9. Now i want to remove that redhat 9 and upgrade to some other distro like Fedora or any other whose update support is alive.
sine i donot have any backup macine to shift my running services to it.
Is it possible to upgrade system to other distro while keeping all the servces running during the process???
i can afford 1 or 2 restarts ...
- 05-06-2005 #2
- 05-06-2005 #3
The short answer is: probably not, unless the new distro provides some upgrade path
The longer answer is that you could prepare an image of a tested and configured distro using a distrokernel and copy it to a running machine (different partition/disc) and activate some bootloader for it and it takes 1 reboot if prepared properly. But that takes a different machine to prepare the thing. If you do not have such a machine (a simple machine could do if you are using a distro kernel for example )
- 05-07-2005 #4
Why not just send the people that are using your service an email, telling them that you will be down for an hour or so on a cetain day and time.
- 05-07-2005 #5
Yeah, you're basically gonna have to boot into the DVD directly, install everything, then reconfigure everything and restore backups if necessary.
As a precaution, I'd agree with budman; just let everyone know, then do it on that computer.