1. LONE-TAR Upgrade Guide
  2. AIR-BAG Upgrade Guide
  3. RESCUE-RANGER Upgrade Guide


LONE-TAR Upgrade Guide

Question: How do I check the status of my LONE-TAR and if I am eligible for an upgrade?
Keywords: upgrade, eligible, license, status
Operating Systems: ALL

Check the status of your current LONE-TAR:

# lone-tar -?


Upgrade Options:

1. Subscription Renewal - Renew support before support expires within a calendar year. [ COST = $150.00 ]
2. Non-Subscription Renewal - Renew support after support expires within a calendar year. [ COST = $225.00 ]
3. New Copy Renewal - Renew support after 6 years expired. [ COST = $395.00 ]


Table below shows different upgrade paths and their eligibilities:

UPGRADE PATH ELIGIBILITY
v4.1 to v4.4 * YES
v4.2 to v4.4 YES
32bit Linux to 64bit Linux YES
64bit Linux to 32bit Linux YES
SCO 5 to SCO 6 YES
SCO 6 to SCO 5 YES
Competitor to LONE-TAR ** YES

Linux to SCO NO
SCO to Linux NO
Legacy to Linux NO
Legacy to SCO NO

* - Serial Number must not be older than 6 years to be eligible.
** - We accept all commercial backup software. No non-profit backup software will be eligible.


Updating LONE-TAR from previous version:

When upgrading LONE-TAR to a more current release, all you have to do is install right over-top of current LONE-TAR installation. During the installation process LONE-TAR will detect an older version of LONE-TAR already installed and will ask if you wish to preserve settings and devices. Answer 'Y' to this question to import previous settings that way you do not have to modify CRON or backup devices as well as manually configured LONE-TAR variables.



AIR-BAG Upgrade Guide

Question: How do I check the version of my AIR-BAG and how do I update without re-installing LONE-TAR?
Keywords: upgrade, license, version
Operating Systems: Linux

Check the version of your AIR-BAG:

# cat /usr/air-bag/ab.ini | grep "VERSION="

Upgrade Options:

1. Install LONE-TAR & AIR-BAG over top existing installation. Installation Instructions
2. Download modified files and copy over top existing installation.


Modified Files to copy over:

mk_ab & mk_ab-64bit
These files deal with the AIR-BAG Image Creation

abmenu & abmenu-64bit
These files handle the AIR-BAG Image during boot up and load all necessary configurations into the AIR-BAG RAM.

ab.ini
This file contains variable settings for AIR-BAG during AIR-BAG Image Creation.


Updating 32bit AIR-BAG from a previous version:

Download modified files here >> ftp://ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag

When upgrading AIR-BAG to a more current release, all you have to do is follow these steps below:

1. Download the modified files for the AIR-BAG version you want to install
To download first make sure the files you want exist at ftp://ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag

2. Move the old files out of the way before moving new files in its place.
# cd /usr/air-bag
# mv mk_ab mk_ab.orig
# mv config/abmenu config/abmenu.orig

3. After downloading the modified files to your local 'tmp' directory, lets copy them over.
# cd /usr/air-bag
# cp /tmp/mk_ab .
# cd config
# cp /tmp/abmenu .


Updating 64bit AIR-BAG from a previous version:

Download modified files here >> ftp://ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag

When upgrading AIR-BAG to a more current release, all you have to do is follow these steps below:

1. Download the modified files for the AIR-BAG version you want to install
To download first make sure the files you want exist at ftp://ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag

2. Move the old files out of the way before moving new files in its place.
# cd /usr/air-bag
# mv mk_ab-64bit mk_ab-64bit.orig
# mv config/abmenu-64bit config/abmenu-64bit.orig

3. After downloading the modified files to your local 'tmp' directory, lets copy them over.
# cd /usr/air-bag
# cp /tmp/mk_ab-64bit .
# cd config
# cp /tmp/abmenu-64bit .


Download Directories for each Supported Linux Flavor

Operating System  
Red Hat Enterprise 3 - 5 ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag/rhe3-5
Red Hat Enterprise 6 ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag/rhe6
CentOS 3 - 5 ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag/centos3-5
CentOS 6 ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag/centos6
Ubuntu ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag/ubuntu
OpenSuSE ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag/opensuse
Novell SuSE ftp.cactus.com/demos/4332-Linux/air-bag/novellsuse

 

RESCUE-RANGER Upgrade Guide

Question: How do I check the version of my RESCUE-RANGER and how do I update without re-installing LONE-TAR?
Keywords: upgrade, license, version
Operating Systems: Linux

Check the version of your RESCUE-RANGER:

# cat /usr/rr/rr.ini | grep "VERSION="

Upgrade Options:
1. Install LONE-TAR & RESCUE-RANGER over top existing installation. Installation Instructions
2. Download modified files and copy over top existing installation.


Modified Files to copy over:

mk_rr
These files deal with the RESCUE-RANGER Image Creation

rrmenu
These files handle the RESCUE-RANGER Image during boot up and load all necessary configurations into the RESCUE-RANGER RAM.

rr.ini
This file contains variable settings for RESCUE-RANGER during RESCUE-RANGER Image Creation.


Updating RESCUE-RANGER from a previous version:

Download modified files here >> ftp://ftp.cactus.com/demos/4316-SCO/rr

When upgrading RESCUE-RANGER to a more current release, all you have to do is follow these steps below:

1. Download the modified files for the RESCUE-RANGER version you want to install
To download first make sure the files you want exist at ftp://ftp.cactus.com/demos/4316-SCO/rr

2. Move the old files out of the way before moving new files in its place.
# cd /usr/rr
# mv mk_ab mk_ab.orig
# mv config/abmenu config/abmenu.orig

3. After downloading the modified files to your local 'tmp' directory, lets copy them over.
# cd /usr/rr
# cp /tmp/mk_rr .
# cd config
# cp /tmp/rrmenu .


Download Directories for each Supported Linux Flavor

Operating System  
SCO 5 ftp.cactus.com/demos/4316-SCO/rr/sco5
SCO 6 ftp.cactus.com/demos/4316-SCO/rr/sco6