upgrade Solaris 7 to 9



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upgrade Solaris 7 to 9

Postby bridge_xue » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 09:11:55 GMT

I have a machine runnig Solaris 7, just wonder if it is possible to
upgrade directly from Solaris 7 to Solaris  9?

The disks on the Solaris 7 machine is mirrored with DiskSuite,  when I
upgrade it, do I need to break the mirror and  take the disk out from
the DiskSuite or even remove the DiskSuite package?

What is the senario of upgrading when the disks are under DiskSuite?

Thanks for advice!

Re: upgrade Solaris 7 to 9

Postby Dave » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 10:00:23 GMT

Yes, although I don't know about any specific problems with DiskSuite, 
which you later mention.

If the machine is an Ultra based one, is there any good reason for using 
9 rather than 10?

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Re: upgrade Solaris 7 to 9

Postby HSP » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 10:35:02 GMT

my recomendation is install a fresh copy and patches.
to do this, break the mirror and install in one of the disks, so you can 
boot from the other disk if something wrong.
after the install and aplying recommended patches & configuration you can 
mirror again.

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Re: upgrade Solaris 7 to 9

Postby Rich Teer » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 13:51:57 GMT

Assuming the HW and SW are still supported, yes it should be possible.
By why not upgrade to S10?

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Re: upgrade Solaris 7 to 9

Postby Casper H.S. Dik » Thu, 29 Dec 2005 19:28:00 GMT

 XXXX@XXXXX.COM  writes:

Yes.  Solaris supports upgrades from 2 or 3 releases back.

Works as long as you upgrade to Solaris 9 or later, I believe.

LVM (formerly known as DiskSuite) is bundled and present when you
boot the install miniroot.  It should recognize the mirrored
root and allow it to be upgraded.

Expressed in this posting are my opinions.  They are in no way related
to opinions held by my employer, Sun Microsystems.
Statements on Sun products included here are not gospel and may
be fiction rather than truth.

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