Upgrading Fedora release of a Droplet
I have multiple droplets running an old version (F27) of Fedora. For my non-cloud (e.g., my own laptop and home servers) systems, I just run through the upgrade-in-place mechanism (
fedup-that-was) after making a backup – in part because the package updates do any migration/relocation/modification to their own data.
A lot of people say ‘create a new droplet with the new FC release and then move everything over.’ After decades in the field, I am very reluctant to follow that path, in part because
- data format migration is then up to me, not the package upgrade, and
- there’s an excellent chance I’ll miss something from all the various locations (e.g.,
Is there any reason not to use
dnf system-upgrade on a droplet?