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Safe to upgrade from v7 to v8?

Post by jbarrow.viracoribt » Nov 10, 2014 5:01 pm

Just curious. Is 8.0 pretty stable?

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Re: Safe to upgrade from v7 to v8?

Post by veremin » Nov 10, 2014 5:05 pm

Quoting Gostev from the latest forum digest:
Gostev wrote:As with any new release, I highly recommend not to "jump the gun", and test v8 in YOUR environment side by side with the existing v7 install before upgrading. This is not to say that I don't trust the new code (in the end, we had a 7 month long beta program) - but rather keeping in mind that no amount of testing can catch those environment-specific and scenario-specific issues.
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Re: Safe to upgrade from v7 to v8?

Post by Gostev » Nov 10, 2014 11:06 pm

It depends on a kind of person you are :D

If you are one of those people who upgrade production to a new major Microsoft or VMware release within a week of general availability, then you will find 8.0 "pretty stable" comparing to your typical major software upgrade experience.

I personally am that "old school" type of person who is waiting for at least 1 week even before updating an important app on my phone, at least 1 month before updating phone OS, and practicing "do not install until first Service Pack" rule for any x86 software... I was with the first group before, but 15 years in IT have changed me :D

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Re: Safe to upgrade from v7 to v8?

Post by lp@albersdruck.de » Nov 11, 2014 6:09 am 1 person likes this post

Well if everyone did this (upgrade a month or so later), some of this bugs/strange behavior would turn up later as well :P

So thank the brave souls that upgrade early :D

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Re: Safe to upgrade from v7 to v8?

Post by nreutemann » Nov 11, 2014 11:26 am 2 people like this post

Im one of the braves ... this time, only this time.

But, not always.

I upgrade to v8 because we need the new feature to backup to more than one tape library at the same time on different places.

All I can say now, the backup to disk is working like a charm. I have some issues with the backup to tape and we are working to fix it with the support team.

Regards,

Nicolas.

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Re: Safe to upgrade from v7 to v8?

Post by tinto1970 » Nov 11, 2014 2:59 pm 1 person likes this post

Gostev wrote:I was with the first group before, but 15 years in IT have changed me :D
I'm in IT since 2000 too, but getting old is not changing me as much :D
Out of jokes, as always in IT "it depends". Sometimes there are new features (or important workaround, i.e. for the CBT bug) that give me the "excuse" to do an immediate upgrade.
When there are not, i prefer to wait. It's always a risks/advantages balance.
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Re: Safe to upgrade from v7 to v8?

Post by Gostev » Nov 11, 2014 9:05 pm 1 person likes this post

Well, I can promise you that every following Veeam release will also give you the excuse to jump it :)

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