a view weeks again, I wrote a topic with the title “Losing my faith and trust in Nethserver” and I have to say I was wrong with that.
The problems with the upstream-update from 7.4 to 7.5 frustated me deeply. And I can imagine that members of @dev_team have some more grey hairs since then.
This weekend I gave it another try. In preparation of a hardare change and upgrade from NS6.9 to NS7.5 I removed all costumization from the old server and removed all discontinued packages.
(Yes I did RTFM and that was good so!)
Friday I started. Setup a new NS, update, rsync-upgrade step1. Non of the users even noticed what I was doing, everything went flawless. At 5:30 p.m. I started the rsync-upgrade step 2 and only 2 hours later I was finished, including upgrade to AD.
I have to say, that everything worked as expected from a professional software!
Every user was present, no mess in groups, every calendar in SOGo was transfered, all crontabs, and so on… PERFECT!
The only issue I had was by my own stupidity with this old template-custom.
As this is a production system a trial sbscription is running which will be udated to a paid one.
A small one, but a paid one.
On Monday my users could work as usual and didn’t really notice. That’s the way it should be.
IT is commonly not allowed to be expensive, IT has to work at any time and no one wants to notice the work behind all of this. And Nethserver helps me a lot to this! Without Nethserver I even wouldn’t be able to this by my own.
So please let my say thank you to all of you who are contributing to this great peace of software, especially to @dev_team ! You and your software are great!
I hope that we all together will drive this project to a promising future.
Ralf (aka flatspin)