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9 Upgrading an Existing Cluster

Invoke the efm upgrade-conf utility to create the .properties and .nodes files for Failover Manager 2.1. The Failover Manager installer adds the upgrade utility (efm upgrade-conf) to the /usr/efm-2.1/bin directory. To invoke the utility, assume root privileges, and invoke the command:
efm upgrade-conf cluster_name
The efm upgrade-conf utility locates the .properties and .nodes files of a 2.0 cluster (stored in /etc/efm-2.0) and copies the parameter values to a configuration file for use by Failover Manager 2.1. The utility saves the updated copy of the configuration files in the /etc/efm-2.1 directory for use by Failover Manager 2.1.
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Modify the .properties and .nodes files for EFM 2.1, specifying any new preferences. Version 2.1 of Failover Manager adds the following configuration parameters:
Use your choice of editor to modify any additional properties in the properties file (located in the /etc/efm-2.1 directory) before starting the service for that node.
Please note: If you use an operating system service script (via the service or systemctl command) when starting and stopping the database on a non-witness node, you must provide the service name in the db.service.name parameter.
The jgroups.max.tries and jgroups.timeout properties are replaced by the node.timeout property.
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Start the efm-2.1 service on each node of the cluster. For more information about starting the service, see Section 4.1.1.

9 Upgrading an Existing Cluster

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