[c-nsp] backup quandry
jay at west.net
Wed Oct 20 19:07:23 EDT 2004
On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Rodney Dunn wrote:
> I know this is a loaded question but...
> why is this "but I won't be going to 12.3 anytime soon"?
> Why am I asking? Sometimes I get the feeling people
> always make decisions based on what they hear and
> typically we only hear bad news. People don't send
> an email much and say "hey, I upgraded and it all
> went smooth."
99.9 percent of the time, when we upgrade it all goes very smoothly.
> Trust me, I'm not saying we don't have bugs.
> If we didn't I'd be out of a job. :)
> But I do like to hear customer's opinions sometimes
> when I see things like this.
Generically, I can answer why we often times don't upgrade.
* No need. If there are no security patches and no new features, and
I have solid performance with older code, there's no business sense
to upgrade, especially if there is an real or perceived increased
risk of bugs, like when going from a GD to an LD or ED image.
* Code bloat. For the same feature set, or at least the features I
might use on a given router, upgrading may require the purchase of
additional flash or RAM. Have you priced "Genuine Cisco" memory
But, hey, if there is something cool that increases performance or adds
a useful feature, I'm all over it and have no problem upgrading.
 Yes, I know it comes off the same assembly line at Micron as what
Micron sells under the Crucial label, and I buy Crucial memory at about
1/20th to 1/50th the price of Cisco. TAC has never had an issue with
this or tried to blame third-party RAM for an issue.
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