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Re: [sysadmins] Two upgrades this weekend ...

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>
Cc: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org, sysadmins(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [sysadmins] Two upgrades this weekend ...
Date: 2009-05-24 00:43:26
Message-ID: 20090523214155.A35116@hub.org (view raw or flat)
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I am starting this on pgfoundry.org right now ... the procedure is very 
simple (but longish):

shutdown VPS
use rsync to create a duplicate
upgrade OS to 7.x
restart VPS
upgrade all ports to 7.x
restart VPS to ensure all services restart

I won't be going to bed until it is finished, so there will be no delays 
for rebuilding the ports themselves ...

On Sat, 23 May 2009, Marc G. Fournier wrote:

> On Sat, 23 May 2009, Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:
>
>> Robert Treat wrote:
>>> On Saturday 23 May 2009 00:35:05 Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>>>> I need to perform two upgrades this weekend:
>>>>
>>>>    pgfoundry.org
>>>>    pugs.postgresql.org
>>>> 
>>>> We've been having an odd issue with our 64bit servers of late, and we've
>>>> been slowly eliminating potential problems.  Right now, I am working on
>>>> eliminating a potential issue with running FreeBSD 6.x VPS/libraries on
>>>> the FreeBSD 7.x servers, something that all three of our current 64bit
>>>> servers have in varying degrees.
>>>>
>>>>    Both pgfoundry.org and pugs.postgresql.org are running FreeBSD 6.x 
>>>> ports
>>>> / libraries, so I will be upgrade them to proper 7.x VPSs.
>>>>
>>>>    The downtime tends to vary, but will be at least 2hrs each, and I will
>>>> do them sequentially .
>>>>
>>>>    No config files will be changed, only the binaries upgraded / 
>>>> recompiled
>>>> to be proper "native 7.x binaries" ...
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> Thanks for the heads up... any chance you can email pgsql-www when the 
>>> downtime begins (and optionally when it is done) ? 
>> 
>> it might also be important to mention that depending on what the definition 
>> of "binaries upgraded" is that our version of gforge might not work with 
>> certain newer stuff...
>
> I'm going to duplicate pgfoundry *before* do the upgrade, so that if it does 
> fail completely, I can revert back to the 6.x version quickly ...
>
> And yes, will send out a notice both before, and when completed ...
>
>
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