The process of applying, or files used to apply, improvements to a system or program. An update is typically encompasses minor changes and improvements, relative to an upgrade.

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Should I touch nothing when I run production service server? [closed]

I am going to run my first public game service server later. And many people advise not to touch anything if it's running well. I agree with them. But one thing I am curious is, the security updates. ...
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Random number of Windows Updates on different computers

After a MS Windows rollout to 90 PCs, Windows Update wants to install 30 updates on some computers and max 170 updates on others. The number differs between 30 and 170. The pattern looks random, ...
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Checking for updates on OpenSuse 12.1

I have a OpenSuse 12.1 web server as a VPS server. I am logged in as root and I am trying to check if there are any updates available. I've done this many times before but I am now getting the ...
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what is the best way to keep updated more than 75 windows servers?

After virtualising our server infraestructure, in the last two years the number of windows servers has grown from aprox. 20 to 75, mainly by migrating every service of our corporation to his own vm, ...
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Changelogs for rudimentary Redhat packages such as chkconfig

Frequently when running yum update I will see packages such as chkconfig requiring an update and I'd like to find out exactly what has changed, I mean such packages have been around for such a long ...
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How to Stable My Postfix against Spams or Virusses [closed]

I'm managing dedicated. In last days my server Ip is blocked by hotmail services. And my customer can't send any message to hotmail/live/outlook systems. postfix ver: 2.6.6 CentOS 6.4 64 Bit I just ...
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Windows updates, Anti-virus updates for Air gapped hosts

I just took over as an admin for a network that uses corporate imaged hosts, to manage various special purpose machines. These hosts directly connect to the equipment they are managing via Serial or ...
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How to manually remove php from init

I tried to remove php5-fpm from init (aka upstart) on my Lubuntu OS with the command: sudo update-rc.d -f php5-fpm remove but the symlink is still in /etc/init.d/; indeed php is started at boot. ...
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Monitor if new software updates/versions are available

I am managing 200+ Windows 7 machines with 150+ applications installed and would like to find an easy way to monitor if there is new software version/update available. I use SCCM+WSUS+SCUP for Windows ...
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370 views

Where to download a free MIB complete database

I want to update an MIB database that is exhaustive. oidview is limited so I couldn't finish downloading MIBs per vendor and only Cisco is making its OIDs available for public on ftp. Is there a way ...
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Patch management on multiple systems

I'm in charge of auditing the security configuration of an important farm of Unix servers. So far, I came up with a way to assess the basic configuration but not the installed updates. The very ...
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Server setup scripts, patches and migrations

I have written some scripts which I use to configure various servers in a uniform way. Each time I deploy a server I run the relevant scripts so that I know they're all configured the same. I then ...
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How do you manage updates without a staging environment: CentOS 6.3

I am managing about 20 servers, many of them virtual. They are almost all different purpose, and none are clustered. I have a distributed LAMP stack, a few application servers, some build servers, a ...
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How do you update without cutting off users? [closed]

I searched around and I was surprised that I couldn't find an answer to this question. My assumption is that you have multiple servers. Normally they both will be doing their specific take (for the ...
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How important is patch management? [duplicate]

Problem I'm trying to sell the idea of organizational patch/update management and antivirus management to my superiors. Thus far, my proposition has been met with two responses: We haven't had any ...
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Creating VM to test update

I have a bunch of servers doing various things for our group (NIS, DHCP, CVS, NFS), all of which need to be patched and updated. Obviously just upgrading them is a bit risky, so I want to create a ...
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How to manage software updates from a central location?

We have a number of servers: some of them have are containers over openVZ and some of them are full virtual machines. All of the servers are Linux systems only. The servers are running different ...
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Long term security risks of rarely updated nginx

We've deployed a system at a university using a stack of Postgres, Nginx and Django on (mandated) RHEL. The ITS department is now pressuring us to switch to Apache on order to benefit from regular ...
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Is it usually safe to run “apt-get upgrade” (in terms of stability) on a production server?

I often log into my Ubuntu 12.04.2 server (with Postgres 9.2.4 running with live production data) and see something akin to: 4 packages can be updated. 4 updates are security updates. This happens ...
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web-based apt-get/aptitude frontend

I manage some 15-20 Ubuntu servers and am faced with the tedious task of keeping them all up to date. I have looked for a simpler solution and came across Ubuntu Landscape, but this is waaaay out of ...
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Deploying Updates via SCCM only when users are logged off

In SCCM for package deployments, there's an option to make the assignment mandatory and the schedule to be at logoff, and also options for only deploying packages when no user is logged on. I'd like ...
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Windows 8 offline updates

I am trying to update a Windows 8 installation on a machine that is not connected to the internet. I have been told that standalone installers exist but ultimately the Microsoft sites just direct me ...
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Add new shard - always best? [closed]

In our setup, we currently have 3 shard set sharded cluster, each shard being a replica set of 3. Our writes are about to go up significantly to implement a new feature, and we know the extra data ...
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yum update if installed, otherwise install

Is there a command to do just that: if a package is already installed, update it, otherwise install the latest version For now I'm doing two commands: yum install mypackage yum update mypackage ...
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How to update/maintain a patched kernel?

If I patch my linux kernel with grsecurity, will I still be able to update my system with yum (or apt-get)? Won't the updates available via yum be incompatible with my patched "non standard" version ...
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How to make partial update in Ubuntu

I have two general questions how to show updates content and how to make partial update for example I want to update only nginx and don't touch other environment.
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I've got an error while i was installing a newest php

I was updating the PHP version to the newest in my CentOS server, following this guide step by step. When I finally get to install PHP, I get the following error. sudo yum install php53 php53-cli ...
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Installing software as an Update

My company uses SCCM 2007 and Windows 7. I have a rather complicated application deployment that I need to do. To make a long story short, I have to automatically install this while no users are ...
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Issue on yum update with kernel

--> Running transaction check ---> Package e2fsprogs-resize2fs-static.x86_64 0:1.42.3-3.el6.1.ovz will be installed ---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.32-358.2.1.el6 will be installed --> ...
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ezjail-admin update -i can't create tank/ezjail/basejail

I updated the server FreeBSD 8.2-p10 amd64 to 9.1-p1 amd64, and I want to update jails started ezjail. I downloaded the source, built the world and run the command: ezjail-admin update -i but got ...
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Is there any software for driver maintenance?

We use SCCM for OSD and consequently driver installation, and it works well. However, the issue becomes that when drivers are updated on the sccm server, only machines that are newly imaged and/or ...
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RHEL/CentOS version numbering (before and after the dot)

How does the CentOS numbering work? Major releases are 'before the dot', eg 5.x and 6.x as far as I see, and minor changes after that. Questions: If I do a yum update on a 6.1 system, will it ...
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How to notify about security updates only on Ubuntu (per mail)?

I want my server to notify me about pending security updates. But I don't want to get notifications about all available updates. How can I do this?
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How quickly should I action the update announcements on the CentOS mailing lists?

I've recently subscribed to the CentOS mailing lists so that I can keep up to date with any new releases or updates. I'm subscribed to CentOS-announce. I get quite a lot of emails regarding bug fixes ...
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Apache and MySQL doesn't start at boot

I am running Debian 6 on a server. On this server I want to have an instance of Apache2 and MySQL started when the system boots. For this purpose I know there are the init.d script and the symbolic ...
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yum not showing any updated package

I have a CentOS 6.3 machine. I'm running yum update but it doesn't show any updated package. I have already tried yum clean all and yum clean expire-cache. Any help will be really appreciated. ...
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Hardware Drivers on Servers, update or not?

I recently got into a debate with a coworker about whether or not to update hardware drivers (such as NICs or RAID controllers). I have always followed the motto, "If it aint broke, dont fix it." ...
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Keep RHEL at a particular minor revision level? [duplicate]

I'm working with a large database platform (Or#&%@) that requires a specific revision level of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this case, it needs EL6.2 in order to retain support and compatibility ...
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Chrome Flash Updates in a Domain environment

One of the business critical applications for us is powered by Adobe Flash. Naturally, this comes with plenty of associated problems. The company wide browser in use is Google Chrome. We run a ...
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Disable Update in Java 7.13+

My users cannot install their own software. I'm using GPO and an .mst to customize and deploy Java 7 with the following options under Properties: AUTOUPDATECHECK = 0 EULA = 1 IEXPLORER = 1 ...
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Updating Java and Flash without bundled offerings

We have about 20 laptops with Windows Vista or 7. Most, if not all, have Java and Flash installed and those are updated through their upstream update routines, i.e. the user gets prompted that there's ...
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Installing Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 fails

I'm unable to install KB2746164 (Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2). I've tried also a manual install (with elevated cmd prompt) but that didn't work either. "Product: ...
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Update RAID 10 NAS storage

I've got a NAS with 4x500GB HDD in RAID 10. I want to change the actual HDDs to others of 1TB capacity, but I want (if possible) to preserve the data without having to copy it outside the NAS. The NAS ...
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Impossible to run php-fpm on server restarts (Ubuntu 12.04 x64)

I'm setting up a server with nginx + php-fpm (5.4.11) on ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x64) I installed nginx from the repository and I compiled PHP myself. Everythings work fine when I start php-fpm and nginx ...
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apt-get upgrade Not found IP. Sources.list issue? (lenny) [duplicate]

I get a lot of this errors when runnong apt-get update command Ign http://archive.debian.org lenny/volatile/main Sources/DiffIndex Ign http://archive.debian.org lenny/volatile/contrib ...
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setting up centos to apply updates automatically

How do I set up my centos instances to automatically apply security updates? Is it as simple as setting up a cron job that does yum -y update at 1:00am ?
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Gitlabhq gitolite update repos and keys issue

I would like update gitolite. But when i start command > sudo -u gitlab -H bundle exec rake gitlab:gitolite:update_repos remote: Counting objects: 1459, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% ...
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How can a larger delay be placed between two interdependent upstart or /etc/init.d services?

My PostgreSQL service must start after OpenVPN, and when I check the order rc.X directories they are listed as S16openvpn and S19postgresql, so they are in the right order. However connecting to a ...
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How to determine if a Debian upgrade updated the kernel

Let's say I have just done an aptitude safe-upgrade on a Debian system, but I was not paying attention so I did not notice if the kernel was updated or not. How can I now determine if there was a ...
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patching .net framework

im in the process of creating the company 'model' client machine, its based on windows 7. and i was wondering if i need to install the updades to all the versions of .net framework installed, or i ...