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#1 2021-11-06 11:50:43

Kiergan
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Registered: 2017-05-31
Posts: 7  

Looking for advice for upgrading from Ascii to Chimaera.

Hi all,

I take care of a (very) remote server that is still running Ascii.
Is it wise/easy/doable/difficult/unwise to remotely upgrade it to Chimaera?
(I normally do a new install, when I want to run a new version and that's it.)

The server has all the current updates.

Can I remotely upgrade directly to Chimaera or need it be upgraded to Beowulf first?

The server is more than 1000 km away and there are no technical people available there so I want to play sure as much as is possible.
I might visit there in 6 months, perhaps later. Would it be more wise to wait until then?

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#2 2021-11-06 20:03:51

rolfie
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Registered: 2017-11-25
Posts: 591  

Re: Looking for advice for upgrading from Ascii to Chimaera.

A direct upgrade isn't advised and possible (if you don't want to break your server).

Either stepwise to Beowulf first with enough reboots to digest the changes (read the release notes), or a complete new installation is required to achieve what you want.

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#3 2021-11-07 14:58:25

MLEvD
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Registered: 2021-02-14
Posts: 98  

Re: Looking for advice for upgrading from Ascii to Chimaera.

I accidentally did this last year. It's interesting, but even if I'd got it working, I'd have had little confidence in it. The horrors!

Go via Beowulf, or clean install, or wait six months.

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#4 2021-11-07 19:48:24

Kiergan
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Registered: 2017-05-31
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Re: Looking for advice for upgrading from Ascii to Chimaera.

Hmm, that sounds much more serious than I had expected.
I guess that will be a long trip then, somewhere in spring, hopefully the weather will be nice then :-)

How long will Chimaera be supported? Will this become what they call a LTS-version?

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