Upgrade Production Box

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Dec 8 14:29:53 GMT 2003

At 13:59 08/12/2003, you wrote:
>I'm planning to upgrade MailScanner on a production server, which I can't
>take down.  I assume if I stop MailScanner, and leave Sendmail running, will
>sendmail keep accepting mail into it's queue while I'm upgrading MS which MS
>can process after upgrading?

You don't say what OS/Version you are running, so it's hard to precise.
If you are running one of the RPM-based systems, then
         service MailScanner stop
         service MailScanner startin
will leave it just running the incoming sendmail but nothing else.
Then when you are finished upgrading,
         service MailScanner restart
to get it all going again.
Julian Field
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