[slurm-users] Debian dist-upgrade?

Salut Stephane,

On Tue, 2023-01-24 at 15:53:03 +0100, Stephane Vaillant wrote:
> Le 24/01/2023 à 10:09, Steffen Grunewald a écrit :
> > Hello,
> >
> > is there anyone using plain Debian with Slurm (as provided by the OS repository),
> > who might have suggestions for our upgrade from Buster to Bullseye?
> > Of course we’d like to keep the database (user definitions and job history), but
> > We’re now running version (Buster’s version) while Bullseye comes with
> > 20.11.x, which is beyond the 2-version upgrade range. Is there hope (and how to
> > verify that) that a dist-upgrade would do the right thing?

> Hello,


> I’ve done an upgrade from Debian 7 (slurm 2.3.4) to Debian 8 (slurm

> 14.03.9).

I don’t remember when the naming scheme was changed… but apparently it took you

two intermediate stages:

> – download and compile an intermediary version (2.4.5)

> – redo the same for another intermediary version (2.6.9)
> – finally install slurm from Debian 8 (14.03.9)


> Preparing the upgrade procedure on an experimental setup was time consuming

> but rewarding.

If this slurmdbd machine was the only thing I’d have to care about I might

consider going the same way, but…

… basically you’re saying that for Deb 7->8 no smooth dist-upgrade was

possible. Given that my upgrade path will be 10->11, I’m still hoping that

this might be easier.

My user base is small, and the history isn’t too valuable, so I might as

well start from scratch.


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