I want to upgrade my system from 10.3 to 11. I have other software installed e.g. oracle and a lot of data files e.g. pictures/video which i don’t want to loose. What is the right way to upgrade if possible?
stick the install media in, boot from it & select upgrade when asked
Thanx. I thought the same way but I am worried about my existing data and softwares. Are you sure all the data would remain as is? In case of upgrade do i still need to do partitioning etc? Someone please guide me. I want to play safe coz its a lot of effort and I don’t want anything to go wrong for which i’have to curse myself
If the info is that important, back it up to an external HDD or flash drive.
Thanx. The issue is that data volume is high ~30GB. I don’t have external HD to back it up too. Is it safe to assume that upgrade will only upgrade the Linux Kernal and other packages and the data would remain intact?
If it’s critical data, no it’s not safe to assume that.
In fact it’s not safe to assume that the data are safe on a starry night in August if you don’t have adequate regular backup protocols operating.
I think an investment in a portable usb hdd would be a wise move. You could use partimage to back up the root partition and tar to back up the data and then upgrade in comfort.
Let us know how your upgrade works out. The two upgrades I’ve attemped went poorly.
I would reccomend backups… heck just tar it up and SCP it somewhere else if you can!
Thanks everyone for the response!! I guess the safe bet is to not to upgrade until I take a back up of the data I need. So I am gonna take some rest now, buy a storage media and back up data. Then only I’ll attempt for an upgrade. Anyways, I’ll keep you guys posted but it’s gonna be atleast a week from now.
is posible upgrade from 10.3 to 11 only from DVD or too from Live CD ?
Not enough packages on the live CD – should use the DVD
Is it possible to upgrade from 10.3 to 11.0 online, instead of booting from the DVD and performing the upgrade from the 11.0 DVD?
I’m asking has my server has no CD/DVD drive installed, so if I’m able to upgrade via the Internet, would it be great, otherwise I will have to mount a driver, for the upgrade.
> Is it possible to upgrade from 10.3 to 11.0 online, instead of booting
> from the DVD and performing the upgrade from the 11.0 DVD?
> I’m asking has my server has no CD/DVD drive installed, so if I’m able
> to upgrade via the Internet, would it be great, otherwise I will have
> to mount a driver, for the upgrade…
In process on one file server right now. 2.7 GB transfer, only a couple of
conflicts to resolve by letting the system change providers. At last
count, 3 packages have been missing from the online repo. None are critical
and should be easily resolved once the system is installed and I can get to
Yast. It would be a lot faster if I had the time to point the remote
install to the DVD mounted on another box on the network but the internet
way looks like it is working well. I’ll post again if I have major issues
but that’s still a couple of hours away <g>.
So how is it done? What is the command for upgrading online?
> So how is it done? What is the command for upgrading online?
Simply grab the network install CD iso, burn then boot from it. Assuming
you have a net connection that the boot system can activate you are off and
running (well, at least plodding along). Looks exactly like a DVD
instalation but you may have to baby sit it just a little more. The one I
did last night required 4-5 interventions to tell it to “retry” when it got
a network hiccup on one file or another but it did complete successfully.
I am trying to do the same (10.3 to 11) but have a dual boot with Vista. Will it be as simple as noted? My concern is not necessarily with data, rather with the dual boot. I just want to know if I will have to do anything special so I dont mess up the dual boot.
I did put my disk in and checked for quality, it is okay. I started the update process (it asked for new install or update, I selected update). it started checking the linux partition, only the win partition when I asked to see all partitions. Before it started the update I quit the process.