Upgrading is the process of changing a system to a different, higher/newer version. It is similar to patching or updating (and for some software, may even be as simple as applying patches or updates, but is generally more involved and more comprehensive than the process for installing patches or ...

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How to quietly upgrade/maintain server side code while still keeping all services completely available? [closed]

Large websites like Google need to make sure that it's services are always available. At the same time Google frequently upgrades it's server side code. And users won't even notice this, they can just ...
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Upgrade CentOS 5.8 to newer version

I have actually a VServer running on CentOS 5.8 When i try yum update it stucks at this version and won't upgrade to any higher one. Any solutions for this? Thanks in advance
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Upgrade Postgresql database from 9.1 to 9.2 AND 32-bit to 64-bit

As part of a server upgrade we are going from 32-bit Linux to 64-bit Linux (Gentoo if it makes a difference) and Postgresql 9.1 to 9.2. I'm having a heck of a time upgrading the database with ...
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Upgrade issue from Debian Server Squeeze 6 to Wheezy 7 - still on kernel 2.6

I upgraded from Debian Squeeze 6 to Wheezy 7 but it seems i am using the old kernel. # uname -r 2.6.32-042stab072.10 But i have the newer kernel installed # dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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Can't login via ssh after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10

I have an Ubuntu 12.04LTS instance on AWS EC2 and I upgraded it to 12.10 following the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/QuantalUpgrades. After upgrading I can no longer ssh into my ...
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Upgrading from Red Hat 4.x to Scientific Linux 6.x

I have a server running Red Hat 4.x. I am going to install Scientific Linux 6.x. The question I have is do the user directories and other custom directories that I have installed get overwritten ...
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Why has SP1 for Server 2008 R2 left 4.5 GB of files in a randomly-named directory on my C drive?

We have been having a push to get all 2k8 R2 servers up to SP1, and I've noticed that some of them have ~4.5 GB of files left in a folder in the root of the system root (C: drive). This directory ...
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Upgrading Postgres.app 9.1 to 9.2, getting lc_collate values do not match error

I'm upgrading a Postgres.app on my Macbook Pro (my development machine) and I'm getting an error when I run: pg_upgrade -b /Users/foo/Library/PostgreSQL/9.1/bin/ -B ...
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Keeping PHP up-to-date on a Windows IIS server

On my Windows servers, Microsoft Update keeps IIS and ASP.NET updated automatically. On my Linux/Debian servers, cron-apt keeps Apache/PHP/etc. updated (semi-)automatically. However, I have not found ...
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Compatibility issue upgrading to Windows Server 2012 (Remote Desktop Roles need uninstalled?)

Windows Server 2012 setup (upgrading from Server 2008) says after compatibility check: "Setup has detected that at least one of Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH), Remote Desktop Connection Broker ...
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Why adopt early? [closed]

Every time a new version of Windows comes out, I find myself asking why a company should start rolling it out immediately. There's likelihood for bugs that would be fixed in a service pack, so some ...
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Ubuntu unattended-upgrades stops apache

This morning i was alerted to the fact that both apache instances serving my app were not responding to requests from my load balancer. I attempted apachectl restart and it said apache was not ...
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Upgrading an old Ubuntu Server 11.04 deployment

I've been tasked to upgrade an Ubuntu Server 11.04 box to one of the later versions due to support for the Natty end of life being reached last year. I've no idea how they got by for almost 12 months ...
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PHP 5.4 not showing up on localhost after upgrade from php 5.3.15

I used this tutorial and this post to upgrade mountain lion from php 5.3 to 5.4. Now after sym linking, when I do php -v, I get: PHP 5.4.15 (cli) (built: May 29 2013 18:56:58) Copyright (c) ...
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dpkg: error processing linux-image-amd64

After running apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install -f dpkg --configure -a I get the following Error: dpkg --configure -a Setting up initramfs-tools (0.112) ...
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can't insall mysql-server after upgrade to debian wheezy

I upgraded debian to wheezy and got errors with mysql-server so I removed it. Now I can't reinstall it. I get: $ sudo apt-get install mysql-server ... Unpacking mysql-server (from ...
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vmware 5.1 Upgrading and Snapshots

I'm planning on upgrading my environment to vmware 5.1 soon and was wondering if anyone here might know anything regarding snapshots taken prior to the upgrade: Will I need to take a snap shot after ...
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Upgrade Windows Server Standard Edition 2003 to Windows Server Enterprise Edition 2003

Our client wants to expand RAM to its maximum on HP BL490c G6 server, but the issue is that MS Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) Standard Edition is installed there and it supports only ...
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Is it allowed to temporarily install Exchange 2010 when upgrading from 2003 to 2013? [duplicate]

As most of you know, there is no upgrade path from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013. Is it allowed with MS licensing to temporarily install 2010 so that I can then upgrade to 2013 even if they only ...
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SugarCRM CE: upgrade from 6.5.9 to 6.5.11 Fails with “ZIP Error(0): Status(0): Arhive(upload://SugarCE-6.5.11.zip)”

I have a fresh running installation of SugarCRM Version 6.5.9 (Build 8653) hosted at Bluehost.com (shared hosting) When I use the upgrade wizard, the system checks are all successful. Then I get the ...
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ESXI upgrade remotley

I'm planning to upgrade one of our esxi host and I would like to do this remotely because of distance problems. Is it possible to do this? The host is an ESXi4 what I would like to upgrade to Esxi5.
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Centos-release update package

during my usual packages upgrade routine a new package appeared on the list of the ones that should be updated: centos-release (6-4.el6.centos.10). I would like to know if this installs a new kernel ...
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Why does my server boot the old debian kernel?

I got a vServer with Debian installed (important because I have no idea of how Debian was installed and/or built). Output of ~# uname -r: 2.6.26-2-xen-amd64. After execution of (first some other ...
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Unattended upgrades doesn't upgrade (or does nothing at all)

I've been trying to make the package unattended-upgrades running under Debian GNU/Linux (7.0) with no success so far. The steps I have followed: Install unattended-upgrades Enable it sudo ...
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What is the right order of upgrade of system components?

I want to upgrade multiple components of a system including: Linux distribution (debian lenny -> squeeze) Mysql (5.0->5.1->5.5->5.6) Apache tomcat 6 to 7 Java runtime version What (and why) would ...
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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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In-place upgrade from Windows Server 2012 Foundation to Windows Server 2012 Standard

I was attempting to upgrade from Windows server 2012 Foundation to Windows 2012 Standard without having to wipe and reinstall. Is there an in-place upgrade path for these editions, and if there is, ...
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*tiny* SOHO fileserver upgrade recommendations in 2012? [closed]

I say 2012 as we'll likely be buying last year's hardware. We're non-profit (a two-man operation), and this purchase isn't on project funding, so we're cost-restricted, but I always advocate for ...
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Ubuntu unattended upgrades to run at a certain time

I'm trying to work out the best way to run unattended upgrades every Thursday at 3am but can only see a way to run this weekly but not a given time. I thought of one way would be to have a script ...
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Detect Debian dist-upgrade versus clean build

I am looking at a Debian server that has version wheezy/sid. Is there a way I can tell if this server was upgraded from squeeze via dist-upgrade versus being built from scratch as a wheezy server?
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How to merge .rpmnew files in Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)?

A few .rpmnew files are being created after performing an upgrade of the Fedora OS. The normal procedure for merging .rpmnew files into the original ones is to compare the differences, make the ...
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Upgrading Live CentOS / cPanel Servers [closed]

Can you upgrade cPanel/WHM servers with CentOS 4.9 and 5.8 up to CentOS 6.x?
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debian - running unattended-upgrades on a particular day of the week

We're running unattended-upgrades on debian squeeze, and would like it to run once a week, only on a Wednesday morning. To attempt this, we have set: APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "7" in ...
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Upgrade instance type, can not connect anymore [closed]

I had a micro instance and I would do the upgarde for a small instance. What I did was stop my instance, right button> type instance> set to small. Done it can not access my instance, neither the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade via Remote Desktop

Is it possible to do an in-place upgrade of Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 using only Remote Desktop? My plan is to extract WS 2012 installation iso file to C:\WS2012 and run the ...
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Nginx and automatic updates

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.1 with unattended-upgrades configured for automatic security updates, and I installed Nginx by first adding deb http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ lucid nginx deb-src ...
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Move Server and Upgrade the Application Version Together

We currently hosts servers in-house. One has Windows server 2003, and the other has Windows Server 2008 R2. Both are 32-bit. Our company decided to move these servers into one server at a server ...
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Dealing with upgrade of libevent on Amazon AWS

I am building an application (in Python) on Amazon EC2 that has a following dependency chain: gevent-websocket ---> gevent ---> libevent The last one (libevent) got upgraded on Sunday and ...
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F5 BigIP upgrade from 9.x to 10.x

Having a few difficulties upgrading a Big IP 3400 from 9.4.8 to any version 10.x image. The following are the versions I've tried: 10.1.0.3341.0 10.2.2.763.3 10.2.3.112.0 10.2.4.577.0 To upgrade ...
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debian kernel upgrade to 2.6.32-5-amd64 but uname still shows 686

I'm try to upgrade a debian system to 2.6 64 bit kernel with the command aptitude install linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 which works fine. The system reboots, /vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64 ...
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Is Linux 3 kernel series compatible with CentOS 6?

For proper TPROXY support I was looking for a STABLE Linux kernel of at least version 3.2.30. Do they want us to upgrade to version 3 of the kernel? And is that compatible with CentOS 6?
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Do I need to update some of my Debian Squeeze software?

I have installed Debian 6, and LAMP stack from squeeze repository (default). After upgrading Apache 2.2.16 from unstable repository to 2.2.22, thanks to this post - how to upgrade already installed ...
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OTRS upgrade 3.0 to 3.1 fails

Today I've started upgrading OTRS from version 2.3 to 2.4 , 2.4 to 3.0 and 3.0 to 3.1. Everything went smoothly except the upgrade from 3.0 to 3.1 OTRS provides a few perl scripts which make the ...
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PHP versions warning on Plesk 11.0.9 upgrade on CentOS server

I have a server turning on Plesk 10.4.4 and I want to upgrade it to 11.0.9. When I use the online upgrade tool, I have this warning: Parallels Panel pre-upgrade check... WARNING: You have a ...
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kernel + libc6 issue upgrading to squeeze

I used to run Debian testing, and I haven't upgraded or dist-upgraded for about 2 years. Yesterday I made the mistake of trying that... it didn't work (I don't remember the exact error messages), so I ...
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Moving from ColdFusion 8 to ColdFusion 10 - Migration Fails

After having made several attempts to migrate from a ColdFusion 8 Standard server to a ColdFusion 10 Standard server, it feels like I am "almost" there. I'm using the 64 bit installer from Adobe's ...
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How to remotely upgrade a debian system?

I am running debian on a couple of servers that I control and would like to upgrade them remotely. I do not have access to the keyboard directly, as they are VPS machines in a different location. I ...
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Where to store big data (best practices)

I am installing a fresh Ubuntu on our lab server. We have lots of massive genomes which need to be accessed by Apache www-data user. Currently I backed all the data up on external drives. My goal is ...
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Ubuntu: remotely disable upgrade?

I have a number of Ubuntu machines that have unattended-upgrades set up. I am running 11.10 and do not wish to update to 12.04. How can I disable the upgrade dialog (which still pops up after booting ...
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migrate 10g xe to 11g xe

The oracle 10g DB that is being currently used has exceeded the limit of 4GB. For the application to continue the db needs to be upgraded to 11g. But the upgrade doc requires a data pump export to be ...