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10.7: Updating Lion Server if using CalDAV and CardDAV
Authored by: agentx on Feb 06, '12 11:21:27AM

I have 10 Lion Servers in Production and 2 test servers ATM with another 8 more being deployed soon.

Server updates can always be a bit touch and go and one should always be prepared for the worst. ( been there done that got the T-Shirt !). I also always use System Combo updates and never trust deltas via software update system.

My procedures are to stop services, backup TM/SysClone , backup OD & SQL/PSQL/FMS Databases separately as well as /etc. If all goes well your downtime is no more than 1hour from start to finish.

On another note, I am pleased about the move to a more robust backend DB for these services and certainly do not trust TimeMachine on servers (not a big fan/user of TM anyway). Profile Manager is part of PSQL DB schema which currently has a mind of its own and seems to require a lot of nurturing to keep running ;-)

I feel compelled to point you all to for some more very useful under the hood info on all this "new" Lion server stuff. Personally cannot wait for his book.

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