Upgrade strategy (help please)

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu May 22 20:35:51 IST 2003

At 18:54 22/05/2003, you wrote:
> > Upgrades are made quite simple using the upgrade_mailscanner_conf
> > script
> > provided as part of the 4.x distribution.  You may be down for 5
> > minutes or
> > so, but ZERO mail should be lost in the process.  Any mail to be
> > delivered
> > to your box will simply spool up on the remote server or your
> > secondary MX
> > until the primary comes back up.
>This may be a very stupid question, but does that happen to upgrade
>spamassassin with it, or just mailscanner?

That script just handles the upgrading of the MailScanner.conf script.
Your best bet is to stop MailScanner and the sendmail processes, then
upgrade. Set up the virus scanner first then work on everything else. That
way you get virus coverage even if something starts up while you are
sorting the rest of it. Don't forget that the check_MailScanner cron job
may start it up underneath you, so either setup the virus scanner first or
disable the cron job.
Julian Field
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