How To Configure Reload to Automatically Upgrade

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  • 08-Jun-2010
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Reload (all version)


Can Reload check for updates once a week or update my Reload server to the latest build once a week?


Reload's update process can be configured in a cron job to check for available updates, and if available, to automatically install. Reloadu will check the current version running on the Reload server and compare that with the latest available build. If a new build is available, then the new build will be downloaded, installed, and all necessary processess will be restarted.

To configure the weekly update, edit the crontab:
vi /etc/crontab
  (add reloadu with the path to the file and configure the time you want the update process to run)

59 23 * * 6   root   /usr/sbin/reloadu
  (in this example the update will run every Saturday at 11:59p)
Here are the cron values:

* * * * * who command

Field  Value  Description 
minute  0-59  The exact minute that the command sequence executes 
hour  0-23  The hour of the day that the command sequence executes 
day  1-31  The day of the month that the command sequence executes 
month  1-12  The month of the year that the command sequence executes 
weekday  0-6  The day of the week that the command sequence executes (Sunday = 0, Monday = 1, Tuesday = 2, and so forth) 

Further Reading:  Refer to the Reload manual on our support website or the documentation on the Reload server and search for crontab.

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 1729.