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Old 01-21-2010, 02:36 AM
linuxclark linuxclark is offline
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upgrade VPS OS from ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04


I have tried to upgrade my OpenVZ vps from 8.10 to 9.04 using the following commands:
(from ubuntu website, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/JauntyUpgrades )

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade

Everything worked fine until the very last minute, just before reboot/restart the vps. The VPS hangs


Can the VPS os be upgraded via command line at all?
If yes how?

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Old 01-21-2010, 03:23 AM
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You should be backing up your data and doing a clean install. I would never do an upgrade. You are just asking for trouble. I believe the command to upgrade is apt-get dist-upgrade.

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Old 01-21-2010, 03:44 AM
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Ask your VPS provider to create you another VPS running 9.04 temporarily and move all your stuff over to that one, once you've done this - they can destroy the old VPS for you.

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Old 01-21-2010, 03:52 AM
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You should be backing up your data .
thanks for your help h4wk

That was the problem, I have 2 large mysql database tables, both are 10GB+, the database itself is 40+ GB.

So if I can work out how I can do the upgrade, I don't have to backup the 40+ GB database and reloaded back to mysql server.

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Old 01-21-2010, 04:16 AM
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Ask your VPS provider to create you another VPS running 9.04 temporarily and move all your stuff over to that one, once you've done this - they can destroy the old VPS for you.
I have other VPSes that I can back the files up. Backup space should be ok for me.

Backup 1 GB mysql database is easy, but backup 40GB mysql database is a nightmare. That is why I am trying to upgrade the VPS OS

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