Hi All ,

Are there any best practices followed for Major / Minor upgrades ?

Can we make a generic statement that the organization should always go for Major upgrades ?

The only benefit of Major upgrade I am aware of is it removes a previous version of application and installs a new version . Hence you get an option to install application at a new location which is not available in Minor upgrades ?

Are there any other known advantages of Major upgrade over Minor which makes it a more preferred option during upgrades ?

Any suggestions will be really helpful .
Cheers ,
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I make Major Upgrades whenever possible, just for simplicity sake. Old off, new on, keep it simple. Yes, it's a full uninstall and a full reinstall, but we deploy after hours so... who cares if the deployment time doubles. It really depends on your environment, when & how the upgrades are done, does it interrupt the user or not, etc. If I had users sitting there not able to work while the upgrade takes place, then I'd consider minors. But I don't.
Answered 05/19/2005 by: VikingLoki
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