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Upgrading Ubuntu on live server

  • Posted May 8, 2014

Hi, My Website is running on Ubuntu 13.10 and LEMP Stack. I want to upgrade the server to Ubuntu 14.04. Does it change the web server’s configuration file ? Like the nginx config files. Does it Modify the Sql Server’s file ? Which way is better for backup : Taking backup of whole files or Creating a Snapshot before upgrading?

Thanks, Tushar

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Upgrading won’t change configuration files which you have edited. If you’ve edited a file and the default file has changed, you’ll be given the option to keep what you are now using or use the new file. You’ll also have a chance to examine the differences. That said, there shouldn’t be to many changes from 13.10 to 14.04. <br> <br> Taking a snapshot of the image before upgrading is something you definitely should do. I’d also encourage you to make off-site backups of critical files on a regular basis. Especially your database: <br> <br>https://digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-backup-mysql-databases-on-an-ubuntu-vps