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Date:      Tue, 3 May 2005 20:50:47 -0600
From:      Pat Maddox <pergesu@gmail.com>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: make installworld (remotely)
Message-ID:  <810a540e0505031950920bc63@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGOEAFHEAA.bob@a1poweruser.com>
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Huh?  How about the many many production machines located at remote
datacenters?  How do people upgrade those?

I've personally done hundreds of remote upgrades without ever
rendering a machine unrecoverable.  In fact, the only problems I've
run into are with a noexec /tmp, but that's easily fixable when doing
an upgrade.



On 5/3/05, bob@a1poweruser.com <bob@a1poweruser.com> wrote:
> Doing a remote buildworld is just too dangerous for an production
> box and expensive in backups because you have all the source files
> to deal with. The more popular method of updating a remote system is
> to have an local development box that has same components and do a
> fresh install to a empty ata hard drive and them ship new HD to
> remote site and swap for old one. If needed, you recover by swapping
> old one back in. Or another popular way is after populating new HD,
> build an bootable system on a cdrom then ship cdrom to remote site
> and swap that.
>=20
>=20
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Lauri
> Anteploon / ctrl-L
> Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 5:30 PM
> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: make installworld (remotely)
>=20
> Hi.
> Im running FreeBSD 5.3-Release #0 and would like to do buildworld
> and
> buildkernel.
> The problem is that the machine is a remote one.
> Handbook states that to run "mergemaster" and "make installworld" I
> should
> boot into single user mode.
> That would mean that I can't access the machine remotely anymore am
> I
> correct?
>=20
> Would it be okey to run make installworld when running in multiuser
> mode and
> being the only person whos logged on and maby shutting down most of
> the
> network services (leaving my sshd running though) ?
>=20
> Lauri Anteploon
> HYPERLINK "mailto:lauri@bitifarm.ee"lauri@bitifarm.ee
> 5056999
>=20
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