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Upgrading VA 8.1 to 9: issue with Apache upgrade instructions


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I've just taken the plunge to update our ESET 8.1 VA to 9. I did not use the recommended method of database pull, too much hassle.  Used a components upgrade task in the web console.

We do use the Apache HTTP proxy on our VA, and there's a note in https://help.eset.com/protect_install/90/en-US/components_upgrade.html titled "Important instructions before upgrading Apache HTTP Proxy on Virtual Appliance" which states to back up the original httpd.conf (located in /opt/apache/conf).

Problem is that no such directory exists. Under /opt there's only "eset", nothing else.

I did a wget https://help.eset.com/protect_install/90/apache/httpd.conf -O  /tmp/httpd.conf -o /tmp/wgeterror.log but the httpd.conf  file downloaded was quite a bit different compared to the existing /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

How should I proceed?

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Thanks for point this out - it makes no sense to me, as "component upgrade task" has never been capable of upgrading Apache HTTP proxy. It is possible that manual "migration" of settings was required after upgrade from much older versions, where mentioned path was used.
In case of appliance, Apache HTTP proxy is updated as a standard system component from official CentOS repositories, and that is moment when configuration might be theoretically modified. The same applies for upgrade of appliance using "migration" where custom configuration has to be moved manually, but in case you made not changes, risk is almost non-existing.

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Thank you for the clarification. One favor though: is it possible to attach here the httpd.conf file of 9.x esxi VA? I'd like to do a diff of what I have with the vanilla 9 VA.

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