[SUMMARY] Live Upgrade poll

From: Thien Vu <thien_at_ucdata.Berkeley.EDU>
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 19:07:32 EST
I only got a pair of responses, which gives me the feeling that not a
whole lot of people are using this method to upgrade their systems. In
either case, both responses were very favorable to LiveUpgrade.

From Tim Evans (tkevans@tkevans.com):
Yes, it works great.  I've not only done upgrades from one release of
Solaris 8 to another, but also upgraded Solaris 2.6 to 2.8, with no
In addition, I've re-sized filesystems, collapsed filesystems, and
split filesystems during upgrades.  Also, I've installed patches
using it.

>From jesse-carrol@usa.net:
I've run several tests on Live Upgrade and found it to be a valuable tool.
As you said that you are not running any volume managment you probably
will have no problems.  The beauty of Live Upgrade is that it gives you a
fall back should you have problems.

As usual, posted below is the original question.


On Fri, 11 Jan 2002, Thien Vu wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been asked to look into upgrading a Sun E450 running Solaris7 to
> Solaris 8 using Live Upgrade.
> I was wondering what experiences people have had. Are people actually
> using LiveUpgrade when performing OS upgrades? Have there been any
> caveats/problems/issues that need to be resolved? Or does it really work
> as advertised? What type of feedback/reactions did you have while using
> it? Where there any reasons against using it?
> I've read through the Live Upgrade 2.0 Guide, and it seems pretty
> straight-forward; just follow the steps. We have a fairly simple setup
> (ie, no VxVM or any other volume management software).
> Thanks,
> Thien
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