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Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS upgrade

Our SOW website is running Ubuntu 14.04.6 LTS while the latest available is Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS. Our system is asking us to run ‘do-release-upgrade’ to upgrade to 16.04.6 LTS. Is is OK to run the upgrade without causing any problem on our live system?

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Hi there @adminClam,

As this is a major version upgrade, I would strongly recommend 3 things:

  • Make sure to take a snapshot of your server before running the command, that way in case anything goes wrong you would still be able to revert to a working instance

  • Make sure to schedule some downtime period and do it when you do not usually expect as much traffic

  • Go through this step by step tutorial on how to do the upgrade:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-upgrade-to-ubuntu-16-04-lts

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby