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Does changing kernel make a data loss?

  • Posted April 18, 2014

I want to upgrade my droplet which is Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04, but I don’t know it make my data lose or not. If someone got idea or have tried changing kernel, please share your experiences. Thx

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Changing the kernel won’t delete your data. <br> <br>You can upgrade your droplet from the inside and your data will be intact but if you decide to downgrade or just rebuild the droplet from anther image, you <strong>will</strong> lose all of your data. <br> <br>You can upgrade your droplet to the latest Ubuntu version by running <pre>do-release-upgrade</pre> <br> <br>If that command isn’t found, you will need to install the <code>update-manager-core</code> package: <pre>sudo apt-get install update-manager-core</pre> <br> <br>I recommend taking a backup of your data anyway just in case.

I found something similar: <br>https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-do-i-upgrade-a-droplet-s-ubuntu-distribution <br> <br>Pablo of vDevices.com said it will lose all datas.