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When will we be able to upgrade existing droplets to Ubuntu 24.04?

I have a droplet on 22.04, and want to upgrade to 24.04.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-upgrade-to-ubuntu-22-04-jammy-jellyfish

Following the above guide, I did

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo do-release-upgrade

but do-release-upgrade says:

There is no development version of an LTS available.

So I’m wondering when will we be able to upgrade to Ubuntu 24.04?


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KFSys
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June 12, 2024
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Heya,

Looking at Ubuntu Forums I got:

Users of Ubuntu 23.10 will soon be offered an automatic upgrade to 24.04. Users of 22.04 LTS will be offered the automatic upgrade when 24.04. 1 LTS is released, which is scheduled for the 15th of August.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1513711/when-will-24-04-be-available-for-upgrade-for-22-0-4-users#:~:text=Users of Ubuntu 23.10 will,for the 15th of August.

Bobby Iliev
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June 13, 2024

Hey!

In addition to what KFsys already mentioned, one thing to keep in mind is that whenever doing such large OS upgrades it is best to have a snapshot of your Droplet. That way in case of anything going wrong, you can restore back to a working version of your server.

Ideally, I think the safest path that maximizes speed is to make a snapshot, make a duplicate Droplet from it, do the upgrade on the duplicated Droplet. If it works, then you can decide how important that IP and uptime is to you and either stick with the new one or upgrade the old one.

If the upgrade does not work well, you know to set aside some time and then do a migration as discussed here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/easy-restart-question?comment=202501

- Bobby

https://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-upgrade-from-ubuntu-22-04-lts-to-ubuntu-24-04-lts/

Seems that we need to wait till the release of 24.04.1, scheduled for August 15th, 2024.

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