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Fedora: Most efficient way to upgrade a bunch of workstations

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So, I read the blurb that strongly advises against doing an iso-based fedup, and strongly encouraging a network-based fedup in order to yank in all the updates at once.

I have a bunch of machines to upgrade to both the workstation and server products. Having each one download everything it needs, is going to get real old.

In the past I simply rsync-ed the installation image. I have plenty of disk space on the LAN. Then I just fedup-ed everything from my rsynced image. This was almost the most efficient way to get everything updated.

Is there a single repository that I can keep rsync-ing regularly, and use it to upgrade my machines “ to both workstation and server products“ over a period of time?

posted Dec 10, 2014 by anonymous

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