Hello, i need to update my nginx to latest stable version. how can i do that without loosing my server blocks and nginx.conf file. i mean how can i backup all configuration before updating nginx and restore them back.
thanks in advance.
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Updating nginx should not affect any config files that you have created or modified. You can update nginx to the latest version by running
sudo apt-get updateto update the package lists, followed by
sudo apt-get install nginx.
If you want to be extra careful, you can back up the
/etc/nginxdirectory which contains all of nginx’s config files.
After upgrading the package, you can delete
/etc/nginx. However, as I said, it is unnecessary and completely optional to do it.
I just observed that a recent Nginx upgrade did the following:
The first bullet can be addressed… from my personalized site config I can serve my static files up from a different direction.
But I don’t know how to address the 2nd bullet. Upgrading Nginx essentially takes down your website and replaces it with a welcome page.