[rt-users] Update RT 3.6.7 and MW 1.6.10 on Red Hat 4 ES - QUESTION

Joop jvdwege at xs4all.nl
Thu Feb 7 09:52:32 EST 2013

Jan Niezbędny wrote:
> I got a task to update RT and MediaWiki to possible newest version.
> It’s a little old release: RT 3.6.7 and MW 1.6.10  stands on Red Hat 4
> ES.
> I read UPGRADING-3.6 /3.8/4.0, UPGRADING.mysql, README and a few posts
> about it. But I don’t have experience in doing backups, so I wanna ask
> more experienced user, what solution you advise?
> -	Install all on new system for example Red Hat 6.3 x86_64
I would install on an all new system and import the old database and 
then migrate according the docs.
If anything goes wrong: make dropdb and restart from step 1
This way you can test and test until you're confident that you can do it 
in x hours and bring down the old instance after taking a last backup, 
restore that on you new one and upgrade it and test it and go to 
production. This way you can even keep the old one as a reference copy, 
won't know why but its still there.

Good luck,


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