Delta update that jumps multiple releases

Suppose I have four rootfs-image releases: A, B, C, and D, and their corresponding delta artifacts A->B, B->C, and C->D generated and uploaded to the mender server.

  • If I have a system running A in production, can I generate and upload a delta artifact A->D to skip the incremental updates?
  • Will the Mender server automatically apply the correct delta artifact?

Hi @penlect,

If you generate a delta artifact that is A->D, then it should be perfectly possible to use it. In the end it is just a version-dependency chain. Please ping us if you run into problems with that!