Upgrading BART v2.5
This section outlines the process of upgrading BART from an existing version to the latest version.
The following restrictions apply with regard to previous BART versions.
- You can take incremental backups using the latest version only when the parent backup (full or incremental backup) has also been taken with the latest version.
- Using the latest version, you can restore incremental backups that are taken only with the latest version of BART. However, using the latest version you can restore full backups that were taken with older versions.
Perform the following steps to upgrade from older versions of BART to the latest version:
Step 1: Assume the identity of the BART user account and invoke the following command to stop the BART WAL scanner program (
Step 2: As the
root user, upgrade to the latest BART version with the
yum upgrade command.
To upgrade the BART RPM package directly from the EDB Yum Repository website, specify only the package name:
On CentOS 7:
You can also use a downloaded RPM package file to upgrade. To use a downloaded BART RPM package file to upgrade, use the
yumcommand, specifying the complete RPM package file name:
Where x denotes the major version of BART, and y and z denotes the minor version.
On a Debian or Ubuntu Host: On a Debian or Ubuntu Host:
On a SLES Host:
Step 3: Repeat the process described in this section to upgrade to the latest BART version on each remote hosts where an incremental backup will be restored.
For additional information about restoration of incremental backups on remote hosts, see the EDB Backup and Recovery User Guide available at the EDB website.
Step 4: If the
bart --version command returns an error stating the
PATH is not available after switching from
root user to another BART user account, adjust the setting of the
PATH environment variable to include the location of the BART x.y.z executable (the
bin subdirectory) in the
~/.bash_profile files of the following user accounts:
- The BART user account on the BART host.
- The remote user account on the remote host to which incremental backups are to be restored. For details, see the EDB Backup and Recovery User Guide available at the EDB website.
PATH setting should be the same as set for BART x.y.z since all versions use
After upgrading to the latest BART version, you must take a new full backup of your system before performing an incremental backup.
- On this page
- Upgrading from Older Versions of BART