TurnKey Linux Virtual Appliance Library

Appliance Upgrades

How does Turnkey plan on handling application upgrades to accomodate new versions of a particular application (security fixes/ enhancements) hosted on the Turnkey Core (ex: PostreSQL 8.3.5 to 8.3.7)?  Does a new appliance get released with the new version and then users backup and import their data into the new appliance or will there be another process?

 

Keep up the good work.

 

DaBoo

Alon Swartz's picture

package upgrades - yes. appliance upgrades - no.

Let me start off by saying that TurnKey appliances are Ubuntu underneath, so performing package upgrades are very similar, if not identical.

Security updates are applied automatically as described in the doc page (forgive me for not replicating its contents here)

Upgrading packages for functionality enhancements is done via the APT package management system (ie. apt-get upgrade).

We do release updated appliances every so often with upgraded components as you mentioned, but we do no support inplace appliance upgrades. For those who want to upgrade to an updated appliance, we recommend the backup/restore process you mentioned (we are working on a way to make this a lot easier and more efficient).

I hope the above answers your question.

Thank You

Thanks for the information. DaBoo

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account, used to display your avatar.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <p> <span> <div> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <img> <map> <area> <hr> <br> <br /> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <table> <tr> <td> <em> <b> <u> <i> <strong> <font> <del> <ins> <sub> <sup> <quote> <blockquote> <pre> <address> <code> <cite> <strike> <caption>

More information about formatting options

Leave this field empty. It's part of a security mechanism.
(Dear spammers: moderators are notified of all new posts. Spam is deleted immediately)