Ubuntu and other updates - is this droplet instance duplication method going to work OK?
Got some large-ish updates to do, including nginx, updating PHP to 5.5 and updating my forum software. My plan is: Make a snapshot. Launch a new instance of that snapshot under temporary hostname, do all the updates, then just point the DNS at the new instance and kill the old instance. Can anyone see any problems with this plan? Also, I see AMS is being updated tomorrow - should I wait for AMS2 and see if my new droplet can be created there? Will it be any faster? (Not that there's any problem with my current droplet speed!)