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Old 05-02-2002
Question Patching Solaris


quick and question for the unix expert here

i downloaded the lastest patch from sun.

i'm ready to patch my production server. should i just patch it as is or go in to init 1 or init S to do the patching.

someone told me that you can just patch the server in init 3 and some other people told you can't and must go in to init 1 or init S

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Old 05-02-2002
Always safer to do it from single user mode - not always practical but it's safer for your continued employment to take the safe route!
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Old 05-06-2002

either way, make sure you do it when the least amount of people are accessing your server (after business hours). that way, if something goes wrond you have all night to fix it
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