Please comment on my understanding of the steps to upgrade to the latest OSB - it's my first time.
Current install on Linux: > uname -a
Linux pronghorn.corp.acxiom.net 2.6.18-308.8.2.el5 #1 SMP Tue May 29 11:54:17 EDT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
All my hosts are ver 10.4.0.1; I do not need to upgrade these immediately, but will do so over time. Do these need to be shut down & restarted?
Back up OSB catalog.
Stop all daemons & services on admin server; kill any ob processes.
Install ver 10.4.0.2 & answer 'Yes' to "Oracle Secure Backup is already installed on this machine (myhostname).
Would you like to re-install it preserving current configuration data[no]?"
Reboot server following successful install.
You want to answer "yes" to reinstall preserving configuration, so it will do the upgrade. This is documented in the installation guide.
You can confirm the upgrade is done by doing "obtar -V"