Upgrading a DLS Multi-Node Environment

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When upgrading DLS Multi-Node deployments, mind the following :

  • Always backup the DLS database in case of errors to revert back to a previous state if needed.
  • Perform a simple Update Installation of all nodes required as per regular Single Node upgrades.
  • Make sure that the installation is not executed concurrently on all nodes but one at a time.
  • Avoid as much as possible actions on the Network Load Balancer, the SQL server(s) and client connections to DLS and the Mobility feature while the upgrade takes place
  • When an upgrade is performed in deployments with remote database ,a popup window will be displayed at the beginning of the upgrade requesting to disable Mirroring in order to get a database backup by either removing the mirroring and retry (retry), abort (abort) or continue (ignore).

If you select the ignore option, the process continues but it leads to a failed message regarding database backup.

In a simple upgrade scenario there is no need to stop and setup Mirroring again, and no restore is needed.