Updateing order

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Apr 14 11:33:14 IST 2003

At 10:07 14/04/2003, you wrote:
>I'm running to following configuration
>redhat 7.1-2
>Sendmail 8.11.2.-14
>Mailscanner 3.22-10
>Sophos 3.67
>on an Intel box.
>I need to upgrade to the latest versions and add SpamAssassin.
>Sophos is straight forward but what would be the best order to do
>the others in. We only have a production Mailscanner server which
>is also our DNS so it has to be down for a minimum.
>I suspect the answer is upgrade  Redhat, Sendmail and
>Mailscanner in that order in one go. If that works Sophos then
>Any thoughts/recommendations.
>(I have a good backup if all goes horribly wrong and an
>reinstallation process that has been tested and works - well has

Start by working out your new MailScanner.conf file based on your current
MailScanner 3 setup. If you want to mail me your current conf file (along
with any supporting config files) I will try to do as much of that step for
you as I can. There are a load of new config options which I advise you
leave as default to start with.

I would use the Perl-SAVI library in future rather than calling Sophos on
the command-line, it is quicker.

Otherwise that sounds a sensible approach. Feel free to shout for help if
you need it.
Julian Field
Professional Support Services at www.MailScanner.biz
MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

More information about the MailScanner mailing list