[CentOS] 'yum update' rollback or .. ?

Fri Jun 22 07:42:14 UTC 2012
przemolicc at poczta.fm <przemolicc at poczta.fm>


we have several physical servers (CentOS 5.*) with rather critical applications where (because of stability)
we don't do regularly 'yum update'. In virtualized environemnts (under Vmware)
we do a snapshot, then 'yum update', reboot and if something is wrong we rollback the snapshot.
On physical servers we cannot do that. I have read about rollback option of rpm but not sure if
this is reliable solution. What is your best practise regarding "rollbacking" 'yum update' on
physical servers ?

Przemyslaw Bak (przemol)