Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.Visit Stack Exchange Then you enable automatic online update, and select the frequency (daily, weekly, or monthly).Starting with open SUSE 11.2, a live upgrade from the prior version is officially supported.This allows to perform a complete operating system upgrade in place, without reloading everything from scratch.
Doing a live-upgrade has advantages but on the flip-side, there are major disadvantages.
Among the advantages are: Be aware that in principle, this upgrade process is considered “best effort” only.
This means that due to some third-party packages and the myriad of possible configurations, it is possible for some combinations to cause failure upon upgrade.
And the script makes it easier to support some convenient options, like limiting updates to specific categories, etc.
Also, in case delta RPMs are a new thing to the reader: Delta RPM packages contain the difference between an old and a new version of an RPM package. Unless you have a good reason to do otherwise, use the offline upgrade method.