Updating CS-MARS

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Apr 6th, 2007
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Is there a faster way of updating the CS-MARS devices than going through one at a time and applying the update pkgs (ex. 4.1.1 ->4.1.2 -> 4.1.3...)? Would there be any disadvantage to just grabbing the lastest recovery cd and rebuilding the entire box? I don't care about having to reconfigure the boxes or losing log information. I just want to know what the fastest way to get a number of CS-MARS servers up-to-date.

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pmccubbin Sat, 04/07/2007 - 03:23
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The fastest method to update a box is with an ISO image. If you don't mind rebuilding the device configuration then do this by all means. Also, if it is a new box that does not have the latest image then use the ISO and skip the "bunny hops" normally needed to upgrade.


The disadvantage of this method is that you lose all the network discovery that the MARS box might have done or been doing. You are essentially starting over. If you haven't been using the box very long then it is a good idea to wipe it clean and start the discovery process over.



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