Looks like it's probably time to move from 8.5.3 FP1 to 9.0.1FPcurrent. In the past, we've always spun up a new server, replicated dbs from old to new, downed the old server, and renamed the new server to the old name. It works, it provides a clean fresh install, and we can do it again. We typically did 2 version up-revs (4.6 to 6.5 and 6.5 to 8.5) so this is the first time the revs are close together.
If we opted to do an in-place upgrade, what are the likely disadvantages? I'm thinking that just running the 9.0.1 installer + fix packs might be quicker and require less IP/ini/name manipulation and could be substantially faster and less fuss and require little to know config changes.
Thanks for the feedback.
- We use transaction logging.
- We don't use Notes for mail, although our apps do send mail to Outlook as part of workflows.
- We're not 'social', everything is inside the firewall and locally developed apps.
- Very few web based apps and they all run inside the firewall using straight http.
- No XPages
- We're not planning to do client upgrades at this time.
- We do run server based Oracle to Notes code
- We also run Integra4Notes and need to install Excel and Word so it works properly.
- One add-in: AuditManager.nsf with ntrigger.dll for audit trails.