Applying Patches

Is it ok to apply patches to remote POs and agents before doing the MTA? I have the MTA and main PO running on Linux in my corporate office, running 8.0.2 HP 3. I have POs and agents running on separate Netware servers running 8.0.2 HP 3 in remote offices. I would like to apply 8.0.3 HP1 to the remote offices and then do the corporate location. Main reason being I can do the remote offices during the day and I will need to do the corporate office after hours. Does anyone see a problem with this path?
  • Hi,

    You cannot update a PO until such time as it's owning Domain has been upgraded. You cannot upgrade a secondary Domain until such time as the Primary Domain has been upgraded.

    So to answer your question.... YES I see a problem with what you are recommending.

    Cheers,
  • On 21.03.2013 08:36, laurabuckley wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > You cannot update a PO until such time as it's owning Domain has been
    > upgraded. You cannot upgrade a secondary Domain until such time as the
    > Primary Domain has been upgraded.
    >
    > So to answer your question.... YES I see a problem with what you are
    > recommending.


    Note the difference between update and patching. Updating to a full new
    release (e.g from GW8 to GW2012) follows your rules. Patching within the
    same major GW version does *usually* not though, unless specifically
    stated in the patch.

    It is good practice to patch the primary first, then domains than POs,
    but it's not technically required.

    CU,
    --
    Massimo Rosen
    Novell Knowledge Partner
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    http://www.cfc-it.de
  • Thank you for the correction Massimo - I was always under the impression that even a patch had to be done top down. I've had disasters trying to do it any other way even with minor patches.

    Cheers,