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AWA 12.3.1 upgrade script

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  • 1.  AWA 12.3.1 upgrade script

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi,

    Is there any upgrade script/Automated way to upgrade AWA from old to new? for example from 12.2.2 to 12.3.1

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    Dominic I
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  • 2.  RE: AWA 12.3.1 upgrade script

    Posted 12 days ago
    No really, no. At least nothing from Automic.

    This is the process:

    https://docs.automic.com/documentation/webhelp/english/AA/12.3/DOCU/12.3/Automic%20Automation%20Guides/help.htm#Installation_Upgrade/Upgrade_Intro.htm%3FTocPath%3DInstalling%7CUpgrade%2520Installation%7C_____0

    You can either attempt a Zero Downtime Update, or perform a manual update. Neither of these is entirely automated and each has individual caveats. It's generally recommended to perform either update in a test environment beforehand.

    Br,
    Carsten

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    These contain very good advise on asking questions and describing supposed bugs (no, you do not need to go to StackExchange for Automic questions, but yes, the parts on asking detailed, useful questions ARE usually relevant):

    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

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  • 3.  RE: AWA 12.3.1 upgrade script

    Posted 11 days ago
    HI,

    Thank you, But there is a lot of manual works involved to prepare the ZDU upgradation, They should automate the entire upgrade process like other scheduling products.

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    DHL
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  • 4.  RE: AWA 12.3.1 upgrade script
    Best Answer

    Posted 11 days ago
    ​Hi,

    In general I concur - and they kind of automated the original installation with the OneInstaller, but this currently only covers a somewhat restricted installation layout.

    The engine has a multitude of possible setups (e.g. various ways it can be distrubuted across one or many servers) and also a load of cruft legacy components, with .ini files that are not entirely easy to parse and have their syntax vary with engine versions. I figure it would be no easy task to automate this retroactively without creating something that occasionally blows up.

    For this and related reasons at least parts of the community also advocate for doing manual updates instead of ZDU updates, at least for larger updates. It's a good while ago but we had issues with ZDU (the details of which are documented somewhere in the forums, if it matters), leading us to only do manual updates for the time being. We manage to do minor updates (12.x to 12.y and such) with two hours of scheduled downtime and usually in about an hour of wall time, but your mileage may vary with your particular setup.

    Best,
    Carsten

    ------------------------------
    These contain very good advise on asking questions and describing supposed bugs (no, you do not need to go to StackExchange for Automic questions, but yes, the parts on asking detailed, useful questions ARE usually relevant):

    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

    I will not respond to PM asking for help unless there's an actual reason to keep the discussion off of the public forums.
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  • 5.  RE: AWA 12.3.1 upgrade script

    Posted 10 days ago
    Thank you so much for the information.

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    DHL
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