[Freeswitch-users] How to update a live system with very little downtime (How does 'make current' work?)

Kerem Erciyes kerem.erciyes at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 22:52:08 MSD 2012

Or you could always build a debian-live image that includes
freeswitch-current and all the wanpipe driver etc, and swap them out at
will at 5 mins downtime maximum, store all you data on HDD of /etc and
/freeswitch/conf and you are good to go....

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 12:02 AM, Michael Collins <msc at freeswitch.org>wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Jason Moran <jmoran at secureachsystems.com
> > wrote:
>>  Sorry for such a basic question:****
>> **1.       **If I do a ‘make current’ while a system is running it will
>> not have any effect until I restart FS, correct?****
>> **2.       **What if ‘make current’ fails? What if it fails and the
>> server gets restarted, will FS work?****
>> **3.       **Is it more advisable to stop FS, do the ‘make current’,
>> then start FS even though it will have a longer down time?****
>> ** **
>> I know it’s best to keep FS up-to-date – but it is difficult when you
>> only have 1 system available and it is expected to have 100% uptime..****
>> Thanks,
>> Jason
> Since you don't have a spare system (which is totally naughty, btw,
> especially if your corporate overlords expect 100% uptime) then my next
> question would be this: how are you set on CPU power, RAM, and disk space?
> The reason I ask is that it is entirely possible to create a secondary git
> clone of the FS repo and use a completely different install path when
> running the configure script. You could "make current" in that secondary
> repo and get a sort of preview of what would happen w/o touching your
> production build env or install dirs. If the update goes well in your test
> scenario then you could do the update in your production environment.
>  It's kinda hackish but if you have spare disk space then it's a really
> cheap option. It isn't perfect, but it does give you at least some
> semblance of "try before you buy."
> -MC
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