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When Should I Upgrade?


freshwire
29-03-2009, 23:12
/usr/cbin/file-cleanup: line 1: 23236 Segmentation fault /usr/bin/php -q /usr/cbin/lib/file-cleanup.php

^ I am getting a lot of these with php command line scripts when run from cron.

mastens
29-03-2009, 18:26
Well, it always depends on what tweaking you done with your services, and config files.
And what you choose when you upgrade the os.

I did not know you where using daemontools...
probably something new in /etc/inittab for that...

Well, anyways.. everything went smootly enough...

Gratz with lenny!

freshwire
29-03-2009, 18:05
I have upgraded to lenny on the host OS.

The upgrade went well but the services had to be restarted several times. Resulting in 5 minutes apache downtime, 11 minutes lighttpd downtime.

This is acceptable.

DNS was also not working after reboot. It is working only with manual start now.

$ cd /service && supervise ./tinydns_ns1
$ cd /service && supervise ./tinydns_ns2
$ cd /service && supervise ./dnscache

I have just put this in /etc/rc.local for now till I can investigate.

mastens
29-03-2009, 17:45
Nope, Not as far as i know.. never had any problems.. Don't even need to reboot the server.

But, ofcours i advise you to reboot.

freshwire
29-03-2009, 17:07
Will there be any issues re-starting any services ?

mastens
29-03-2009, 14:18
Hi!

Lenny includes alot of newer packages, and somethings need newer packages to work,
Like Etch is begining to be very utdated now these times around...

You will not need to update any kernel to get lenny to work, i assume you got your own configed kernel, or use an ovh kernel.

the downtime will be reduced to 1 reboot, that will be under 1.min.

If it's worth it or not.
Yeah, i think so.

Andy
29-03-2009, 10:15
the best question to ask yourself is would the update be beneficial and worth the hassle?

freshwire
29-03-2009, 04:21
Hello fellow server admins

My question is simple: When (if at all) should I upgrade etch -> lenny?

The server is hosting several websites so downtime needs to be as low as possible. There is also vmware to think about (altho the kernel update I recently did wasn't too much of a problem this time around).... Plus anything I do would be done twice over.. once on the host OS, once on a client OS.

Is it worth me upgrading to lenny ? Should I do it now or wait ?

Jonathan.