Currently running 8.73, the upgrades haven't been an issue. However, I'm assuming the jump from 8 to 9 might be slightly more involved. I can't find any published documents about the upgrade process, beyond "Test it". Does anyone have any written up experiences of upgrading? Tips/tricks/caveats?
Test it - of course. :)
We found the transition to be a bit more smooth when restoring a backup of 8.72 than trying to perform an inline migration. We also changed our organizational schema (from departments primarily to about 10 "Sites"), so there was a lot of work parsing out the computer groups, managed prefs, mobile groups, etc. Also, we are still fiddling with the permissions for Casper access which demonstrate some odd behaviors when used in conjunction with sites. Basically, we think you are better off creating permission sets for each site than attempting to have a single user join an access level, than a group dedicated to a site, or one user being an administrator for multiple sites.
@ShakataGaNai There were some points covered in the upgrade to casper 9 session @JNUC2013.. Things i can remember:
@bentoms Of course that session is the one I really wanted to make, but couldn't for scheduling reasons. I'm not sure when the videos will hit the web, so I figured I'd ask here.
So if I understand what you're saying... I should probably backup first?
Our install isn't that complex yet, so I'd like to jump from 8.73 to 9.x (I guess 9.2) before the gap gets too big and upgrades become even more challenging.