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Backup older sendmail before upgrade

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f. halili
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Backup older sendmail before upgrade

I'm planning to upgrade to sendmail 8.13.3. What directories should I backup so I can have the older version intact just in case?


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f. halili
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Patrick Wallek
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Re: Backup older sendmail before upgrade

I think just /etc/mail should be fine.
Tim Nelson
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Re: Backup older sendmail before upgrade

are you just applying a patch e.g. PHNE_xxxx ?


if so swinstall will auto save the last version, and if you choose to remove the current version, the swinstall will revert to the old ( unless you tell it not to with nosave option )

you can copy /etc/mail to another dir as well
Michael Steele_2
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Re: Backup older sendmail before upgrade

Just /etc/mail/sendmail.cf, and I believe sd-ux will do this automatically.
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Anshumali
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Re: Backup older sendmail before upgrade

Save the config and any customizations *if* you have done like additional scripts, wrappers to be on safe side i will say.
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f. halili
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Re: Backup older sendmail before upgrade

thanks