Solaris 2.6 -> Solaris 8 upgrade

Solaris 2.6 -> Solaris 8 upgrade

Post by Mark Hard » Wed, 30 Oct 2002 18:01:33



Does anyone have any horrors stories or advice for upgrading from Solaris
2.6 to Solaris 8 with volume manager 2.6 (we will be upgrading to 3.5 before
the Solaris upgrade) before I go and perform it on a live production server
?

Thanks.

 
 
 

Solaris 2.6 -> Solaris 8 upgrade

Post by bard » Wed, 30 Oct 2002 18:45:33



> Does anyone have any horrors stories or advice for upgrading from Solaris
> 2.6 to Solaris 8 with volume manager 2.6 (we will be upgrading to 3.5 before
> the Solaris upgrade) before I go and perform it on a live production server
> ?

> Thanks.

You need swags of space in /usr. Cant remember exactly how much but a
colleague of mine called sun and asked .. they said ~1gb and he made
sure there was 1.5gb and it still failed !

you may want to talk to sun.

HTH

 
 
 

Solaris 2.6 -> Solaris 8 upgrade

Post by Rich Tee » Thu, 31 Oct 2002 02:07:40



> Does anyone have any horrors stories or advice for upgrading from Solaris
> 2.6 to Solaris 8 with volume manager 2.6 (we will be upgrading to 3.5 before
> the Solaris upgrade) before I go and perform it on a live production server

If by Volume Manager you mean DiskSuite, forget it.  The earliest
supported release for Solaris 8 is 4.2.  Why not go the whole hog,
and upgrade to Solaris 9, with its built in Volume Manager?

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President,
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Solaris 2.6 -> Solaris 8 upgrade

Post by Klaus Gro » Thu, 31 Oct 2002 16:04:15



> Does anyone have any horrors stories or advice for upgrading from Solaris
> 2.6 to Solaris 8 with volume manager 2.6 (we will be upgrading to 3.5 before
> the Solaris upgrade) before I go and perform it on a live production server
> ?

> Thanks.

Hey,

look in the Solaris 8 Packages and install SUNWluu and SUNWlur. With
this Package
it is able to perform a "live upgrade". That means, you need another
new bootdisk, lu will install the old OS on it and then upgrade with
the new
packages. It is supported by SUN an it really works!
To upgrade the volume manager there is a little trick, but you can do
it in
the same time. All you need is in fact a downtime for three reboots.
And - if the upgrade fails - you can switch to the old installation
and boot
from here.

CU

Klaus Grote
Xinit GmbH

 
 
 

Solaris 2.6 -> Solaris 8 upgrade

Post by James McPhe » Fri, 15 Nov 2002 15:30:31


found it was much easier to back all the data up, wipe the 2.6 machine,
install 8, then reinstall all the data and apps.  If you're good at
scripts and have a few months to play in a lab, this should hurt too
badly.  and if you can't reinstall your apps from scratch in a timely
manner, it may be a good example of a potential weakness in disaster
recovery plans.
 
 
 

1. Solaris 2.5 ---> Solaris 2.6 -- won't let me upgrade

I have an Ultra 1 running Solaris 2.5, and I need to upgrade to 2.6.  But
the install/upgrade process only gives me an "initial install" option.
Help!! Help!!

I have already gone through the troubleshooting process and verified that
INST_RELEASE has the proper contents and is not sym-linked anywhere.
Also, I have no metadevices, and vfstab has no invalid swap enteries,
etc.  I have even called Sun support (after all, I have a Silver
contract), and that has been no help.  They had me make a couple of
changes in vfstab related to fsck passes and such, and when that made no
difference, they had me exit the install and manually fsck /, /var, and
/usr, and then restart.  That, too, made no difference.

I have a lot of commercial and GPL licensed packages installed, and so
just going ahead with an initial install is a very last resort solution.

Has anyone else gone through the same hoops?  What finally fixed it?

Thanks much,
Rob Tanner

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