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The Question is:

How do I upgrade

The Answer is :

  Please review the available release notes and the upgrade documentation,
  then please perform the system disk backup (as described in the upgrade
  documentation), and then perform the upgrade as described in the OpenVMS
  documentation.  Then perform an additional BACKUP, should you need to
  revert to the upgraded version or back out an ECO kit or similar -- and
  further, restoration of this BACKUP/IMAGE will defragement your system
  If available, perform disk-to-disk image backups of your system disk,
  as the cost of these additional disk drives is trivla when compared to
  the speed improvements for the operation and for the performance of
  the disk restoration (if required).
  Again, please review the release notes and new features manuals for
  each intermediate release and for the target release, and please read
  the upgrade manuals for each OpenVMS release you will be upgrading
  through as well as the release you are upgrading to.  All this reading
  and the BACKUP operations should be completed before performing the
  Upgrade paths are listed in the OpenVMS FAQ, as are pointers to
  the manuals of the current OpenVMS documentation set.
  One usual approach -- performing the upgrade, then reading the release
  manuals upon occurance of an overt upgrade failure -- is not recommended.

answer written or last revised on ( 13-JAN-2003 )

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