karolisc edited this page Apr 26, 2015 · 4 revisions

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It's no longer necessary to perform the steps listed here as long as you use soup to perform updates. For more information, please see the Updating page.


Updating the Ubuntu MySQL packages can be problematic due to autossh port forwarding and a bug in our current version of ELSA. Here's the recommended procedure to ensure a smooth update.


  1. Stop all relevant services:
sudo service nsm stop
sudo service syslog-ng stop
sudo service apache2 stop
sudo pkill autossh
sudo pkill perl
  1. Check the process listing and verify all nsm/syslog-ng/apache/autossh/perl processes have stopped:
ps aux
  1. Install the MySQL updates. Other updates (such as securityonion-snorby) may require MySQL to be running, so only update the MySQL server packages as shown below. If you're prompted concerning locally modified config files, keep your currently-installed version. This is especially important in the case of ELSA log nodes where we've changed the MySQL port from its default of 3306 to 50000.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysql-server-core-5.5 mysql-server-5.5
  1. Reboot:
sudo reboot
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