Applying Service Packs on Linux

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Overview

As of SEP sesam version ≥ 4.4.3.25, SEP offers special service pack executables for Linux systems that ease the installation of service packs and patches. A service pack is cumulative and contains all released fixes for the corresponding SEP sesam versions.

Supported components

Currently service packs are only released for the SEP sesam Server component.

Downloading SEP sesam service pack

All service packs are available at the download portal: http://download.sep.de/servicepacks/

For example, to download the service pack for SEP sesam 4.4.3 for Linux, go to: https://download.sep.de/servicepacks/4.4.3/linux/

Within version-specific directory you will find service packs for all supported Linux distributions. Service packs are provided as executable files, named in the following manner:

sesam_patch_srv-<version>_<distribution>_<architecture>-<sesam-version>.sh

The following example shows a SEP sesam service pack for Debian Wheezy on x64:

root@system:~# wget "http://download.sep.de/servicepacks/4.4.3/linux/sesam_patch_srv-b50baae_wheezy_amd64-4.4.3.25.sh"

Installing SEP sesam service pack

Information sign.png Note
  • All commands have to be executed as root user or as an administrative user with the sudo command prefixed.
  • SEP sesam service pack installation will not check for running SEP sesam operations. Applying a patch while some SEP sesam operations are still running, for example backup or migration, will stop all running operations!

After downloading the relevant service pack for your operating system, you must make the downloaded service pack executable:

root@system: ~ # chmod +x sesam_patch_srv-b50baae_sles12_x86_64-4.4.3.25.sh

Then you can continue with the installation:

root@system: ~ # ./sesam_patch_srv-b50baae_sles12_x86_64-4.4.3.25.sh 
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing SEP sesam service pack    37% 

See also

Updating SEP sesamAutomatic Installation on WindowsSEP sesam Quick Install Guide