My CS-MARS-20-K9 version: 4.2.1 (2251). I want to upgade to lastest version 6.0.7.
I see two way to upgrade:
method 1. re-image using a 6.0.1 dvd recovery. and upgrade use other patch: 6.02, 6.03, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.0.6, 6.0.7. I lose my database this way.
Method 2. upgarde to 4.3.6 (upgrade around 15 patch from 4.2.1 to 4.3.6) so I can upgrade to 6.0.1 and upgrade use other patch: 6.02, 6.03, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.0.6, 6.0.7. I wont lose database.
Is this correct method?
I know csmars v 4.x using license is 25 key string. And cs-mars use licence file recently. If I upgrade as above, I still can use 25 key string license?
To clarify the process, if you are going to re-image the CS-MARS, you may re-image directly to the latest release (currently 6.0.7). You do not need to re-image to 6.0.1 and then upgrade to the most recent release.
Recovery DVD ISOs can be found here:
Yes the two options you have mentioned are correct. The only difference being (as mentioned) in method 1 you will lose all the configuration while in method 2 you will be migrating the data from 4.3.6 to 6.0.1.
"I know csmars v 4.x using license is 25 key string. And cs-mars use licence file recently. If I upgrade as above, I still can use 25 key string license?"
The license format depends only on the MARS appliance you have. For all MARS Gen1 appliances, the license is a 25 character string while for Gen2 appliances, it is a license file. So basically, the license format following the upgrade of your MARS will still be the 25 character string.
All the best!!