The upgrade procedure deletes archived files that were saved
with the _OLD file extension on OpenVMS Alpha or I64 systems and
any files you might have added or modified in the SYS$EFI.SYS boot
partition on OpenVMS I64 systems. You can save these files from
being deleted, as described in the following sections.
By default, the upgrade procedure deletes files that were
archived as filename.type_OLD by OpenVMS remedial
kits. If you do not want these files deleted, you can rename them
before you perform the ugprade. Alternatively, you can have the
upgrade procedure save them by responding to the prompts, as described
in “Saving Archived Files”.
Files Added or Modified in the SYS$EFI.SYS Boot Partition (OpenVMS
I64 Upgrades from Version 8.2 Only)
When you upgrade the system disk directly from OpenVMS I64
Version 8.2, the upgrade removes the old SYS$LOADABLE_IMAGES:SYS$EFI.SYS
file and replaces it with a new one. When you upgrade from OpenVMS
I64 Version 8.2-1 or higher, the upgrade preserves this file instead
of replacing it; therefore, if you are upgrading from OpenVMS Version
8.2-1 or higher, you can disregard this section.
SYS$LOADABLE_IMAGES:SYS$EFI.SYS is the storage area for the
boot partition used by the Integrity server EFI console. When you
upgrade the system disk from OpenVMS Version 8.2, any files that
were in this partition before the upgrade are deleted. Thus, in
the unlikely event that you have added or modified files in the
boot partition (you would have used EFI commands to make these changes),
you must first store copies of these files off of the system disk
before completing the upgrade, and then copy them back to the partition after
the upgrade is complete. Be careful not to confuse these files
with any boot options that you might have added or modified in the
EFI Boot Manager menu; the boot options are entirely separate from
the boot partition and are not removed by upgrades.