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MIgrate Centos 8.5 to CEntos stream or Rocky

  • Posted February 17, 2022

Hello , i need to migrate a droplet with centos 8.5. I need centos Stream or rocky linux. Could you please send me your recomendation o way to do it?

BEst regards Daniel

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Hello there,

In addition to what has already been mentioned, I wanted to point out that CentOS Linux 8 has reached End Of Life (EOL) on December 31st, 2021.

I would strongly recommend planning either migration to another OS like Debian or Ubuntu, or upgrading to CentOS Stream.

I personally believe that the safest way to do this is to follow these steps here:

  • Spin up a new Droplet with the desired OS
  • Install the necessary services (webserver, sql server, etc.)
  • After that using rsync for example copy over your files and migrate your databases
  • Then test your website and server fully to make sure that everything is working as expected
  • Finally, change your DNS to point to the new Droplet

Regards, Alex