Question

Upgrade to newer OS version

  • Posted on April 29, 2014
  • dalmauAsked by dalmau

Hi -

How can I upgrade my droplet from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS. Do I just need to run “sudo do-release-upgrade -d” from SSH and then change the kernel in the admin panel? Are there any risks?

  • Matt

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Hello all,

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

Idont know the answer

Got it. Thanks guys <br> <br>- Matt