[CentOS] Re: IPCop updates, Evolution Calendar rarely crashes now

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 18:39:46 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com> wrote:
>>> I usually have to do updates like that on the weekends, as I can't depend
>>> on
>>> a 3AM reboot to be up in the morning when Exec's are in. A reboot I
>>> trust,
>>> but not the first one after a kernel change. On a weekend I can drive in
>>> and
>>> see what happened if necessary and switch to a backup router.
>>> In our main office I have 2 running side by side and I can log in to the
>>> T1
>>> router and change switch ports to swap them. Then a reboot on the router
>>> to
>>> hasten the MAC changeover. Usually 5 minutes tops.
>> Thank you for the explanation! I wondered, if you would trust it, to
>> come back up, if you scheduled a reboot for 3 A.M.
> I just had a perfect example this morning. One of the routers didn't come
> back up after the upgrades and remote reboot yesterday. I had to have
> someone at the site powercycle the equipment. Still much easier than having
> to drive over there myself.

Good that you are very conservative and do not leave the executives without
Internet access!  :-)  I updated our backup IPCop box yesterday. Our IPCop
box and our ADSL modem are choke points. The ADSL modem is the
only thing we have that we don't have a backup for.

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