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migrating to upgraded distro from a snapshot?

Posted October 21, 2018 581 views
Linux Basics DigitalOcean Ubuntu 16.04 Initial Server Setup Ubuntu 18.04

I’d like to upgrade my droplet from Ubuntu 16 to Ubuntu 18 and I have a snapshot of my current Ubuntu 16 droplet.
Is it possible to create an Ubuntu 18 droplet based on the snapshot of my current Ubuntu 16 system?

Some motivations:

This upgrade guide warns us to actually migrate to an entirely new server rather than upgrade it in-place. Taking that advise, I’m brought to another migration guide. However this guide is from 2014, and mentions many tools that are not on Ubuntu 16, so I don’t find the migration guide very useful.

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