3.x to 4.x Upgrade
mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Feb 3 15:39:36 GMT 2003
At 15:12 03/02/2003, you wrote:
>I will setup the spare server later.....are there some FAQs on upgrading
>to 4.x? What are the gotchas etc to look out for?
Read the "What's new in V4" page on the web site. No particular gotchas
that come to mind. When you run MailScanner V4 for the first time, keep a
close eye on your maillog for any errors it finds. If it finds errors it
won't be able to startup properly. Once it is running, expect there to be
several MailScanner processes, you can use the init.d script to control
them all. If you keep seeing defunct processes that keep re-spawning
themselves, then there is an error in your configuration somewhere which is
stopping it loading properly. Check your maillog for signs of the error.
Basically just take it slowly and methodically and you should be fine.
>ADT South Africa
>E-mail: bfriedman at tycoint.com
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: MailScanner mailing list
> > [mailto:MAILSCANNER at jiscmail.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Julian Field
> > Sent: 03 February 2003 12:33
> > To: MAILSCANNER at jiscmail.ac.uk
> > Subject: Re: 3.x to 4.x Upgrade
> > At 07:34 03/02/2003, you wrote:
> > >I have been running 3.x for quite sometime and it is running great.
> > >
> > >My only concern is that support for 3.x will be stopped shortly. Is
> > >there an indication of when this will happen?
> > I am only fixing urgent security issues in 3.x now. No new
> > features will be added to it.
> > >I understand that 4.x is the current stable new version
> > etc.....but I
> > >run 3.x on a production box and I can't afford too much downtime!
> > The long bit of doing the upgrade depends on how much you
> > have customised the setup for your site. You cannot just use
> > the mailscanner.conf file from 3.x and try to run 4.x with
> > it. You need to edit the MailScanner.conf for 4.x and include
> > all your customisations. Note that some things like
> > per-domain scanning control and spam white/black lists have
> > changed a bit, you will need to read the contents of the
> > /etc/MailScanner/rules directory to see what you need to understand.
> > You will need to uninstall 3.x completely first, then install
> > and customise 4.x.
> > I advise you install 4.x on another machine so you can sort
> > out all your customisations. Then the upgrade on your
> > production server should only take a few minutes.
> > If you get stuck and need some help, do ask!
> > --
> > Julian Field
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