|Question:||How do I check the status of my LONE-TAR and if I am eligible for an upgrade?|
|Keywords:||upgrade, eligible, license, status|
Check the status of your current LONE-TAR:
# lone-tar -?
1. Subscription Renewal - Renew support before support expires within a calendar year. [ COST = $150.00 ]
2. Non-Subscription Renewal - Renew support after support expires within a calendar year. [ COST = $225.00 ]
3. New Copy Discount Renewal - Renew support after 6 years expired. [ COST = $420.00 ]
Table below shows different upgrade paths and their eligibilities:
|v4.1 to v4.3 *||YES|
|v4.2 to v4.3||YES|
|32bit Linux to 64bit Linux||YES|
|64bit Linux to 32bit Linux||YES|
|SCO 5 to SCO 6||YES|
|SCO 6 to SCO 5||YES|
|Competitor to LONE-TAR **||YES|
|Linux to SCO||NO|
|SCO to Linux||NO|
|Legacy to Linux||NO|
|Legacy to SCO||NO|
* - Serial Number must not be older than 6 years to be eligible.
** - We accept all commercial backup software. No non-profit backup software will be eligible.
Updating LONE-TAR from previous version:
When upgrading LONE-TAR to a more current release, all you have to do is install right over-top of current LONE-TAR installation. During the installation process LONE-TAR will detect an older version of LONE-TAR already installed and will ask if you wish to preserve settings and devices. Answer 'Y' to this question to import previous settings that way you do not have to modify CRON or backup devices as well as manually configured LONE-TAR variables.