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11.00 to 11.23

i must upgrade 2 systems from 11.00 to 11.23. i already have ordered the CDs (the db is supported on 11.23).

what i have to do?
my plan:
first of all, i will create an ignite tape (just to be sure) and a vgexport -p (because of external disks with vg´s).
insert CD and start installation, upgrade (but, is there a choice for upgrade?).

at the end, all vg´s would be active and mounted, i think, or do i have to re-import them?

what, if i have to reinstall with the ignite-tape?

thanks and best regards

James R. Ferguson
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Re: 11.00 to 11.23


To transition from 11.0 to 11.23 you will need to cold-install, not upgrade.

An Ignite backup is always wise before you begin!

# make_tape_recovery -x inc_entire=vg00 -I -v -a /dev/rmt/0mn

...will make an Ignite recovery tape of all of vg00. Should you need to use it, boot from the tape. You will be prompted to confirm that this is the tape on the date it was created that you want. If you have mirrored logical volumes, you will have to recreate the mirror as Ignite doesn't do this during a recovery.

When you do your preview 'vgexport's:

# vgexport -m /tmp/vgNNmap -s -p -v /tmp/vgNN sure to copy the files off of your server. After the cold install, you can move then onto your new vg00 and 'vgimport' your volume groups.


Court Campbell
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Re: 11.00 to 11.23

Actually this can be done. But there is an intermediate step. You have to go from 11.00 to 11.11 to 11.23. The 11.00 to 11.11 upgrade requires some attention. Last time I did it I had to install a few patches. But my 11.11 to 11.23 experiences have been pretty easy. I would suggest making an ignite image before each upgrade. This way you can restore to your previous state.
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Re: 11.00 to 11.23

Update from 11.00 to 11.23 is not possible

You would need to update to 11.11 and then to 11.23

You need to go for Cold-install of 11.23

Please go via following doc

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Best Luck !!
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: 11.00 to 11.23


This big an upgrade is both not supported and will most likely fail.

update-ux is simply not good at converting complex systems.

You would have to first update to 11.11 and then 11.23.

Much better to vgexport all your important storage, do a cold install of 11.23 (check first if the hardware even supports 11.23). Then reinstall all you apps, vgimport the data and convert it if needed.

If your hardware supports 11.23, consider 11.31. 11.11 and 11.23 have the same end of life date. 11.31 has a end of life date further in the future.

Steven E Protter
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rick jones
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Re: 11.00 to 11.23

Even with the backups, unless you have lots of stuff on the root disc(s) you need to restore, you might consider getting some additional boot discs and doing the install to those, preserving not only the backups of your original boot disc(s) but the discs themselves. If things don't go "well" it might reduce the time to recovery.
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Re: 11.00 to 11.23

thanks you for all answers.
best regards