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From Ertio Lew <ertio...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: What is the best way to install & upgrade Cassandra on Ubuntu ?
Date Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:01:24 GMT
I am not sure if I should use datastax's DSC or official Debian packages
from Cassandra. How do I choose between them for a production server ?



On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 11:02 AM, Ertio Lew <ertiop93@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>  Could you please clarify that:
> 1.  when I upgrade to a newer version, would that retain my previous
> configurations so that I don't need to configure everything again ?
> 2.  would that smoothly replace the previous installation by itself ?
> 3.  what's the way (kindly, if you can tell the command) to upgrade ?
> 4. when should I prefer datastax's dsc to that ? (I need to install for
> production env.)
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:50 AM, Robert Coli <rcoli@eventbrite.com>wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Ertio Lew <ertiop93@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> How do you install Cassandra on Ubuntu & later how do you upgrade the
>>> installation on the node when an update has arrived ? Do you simply
>>> download & replace the latest tar.gz, untar it to replace the older
>>> cassandra files? How do you do it ? How does this upgrade process differ
>>> for a major version upgrade, like say switching from 1.2 series to 2.0
>>> series ?
>>>
>>
>> Use the deb packages. To upgrade, install the new package. Only upgrade a
>> single major version. and be sure to consult NEWS.txt for any upgrade
>> caveats.
>>
>> Also be aware of this sub-optimal behavior of the debian packages :
>>
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-2356
>>
>> =Rob
>>
>>
>

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