I am a relative newby to managing my own server. I set up a Linode a while ago, installed Ubuntu 9.1 (Karmic) followed by Apache, MySQL, my websites, some mods etc.
What I didn't realise was that, not only could I upgrade my version of Ubuntu, but that I should. I now find myself with an unsupported version of Ubuntu and a lot of stuff sitting on top of it.
It seems that the recommended process for EOL upgrades is actually to reinstall rather than to upgrade.
I was thinking of setting up a brand new Linode on the latest version of Ubuntu and then moving all my stuff across.
The question is though:
- What should I move across?
- What is the best way to do it?