Upgrading is the process of changing a system to a different, higher/newer version. It is similar to patching or updating (and for some software, may even be as simple as applying patches or updates, but is generally more involved and more comprehensive than the process for installing patches or ...

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Upgrading Live CentOS / cPanel Servers [closed]

Can you upgrade cPanel/WHM servers with CentOS 4.9 and 5.8 up to CentOS 6.x?
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debian - running unattended-upgrades on a particular day of the week

We're running unattended-upgrades on debian squeeze, and would like it to run once a week, only on a Wednesday morning. To attempt this, we have set: APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "7" in ...
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Upgrade instance type, can not connect anymore [closed]

I had a micro instance and I would do the upgarde for a small instance. What I did was stop my instance, right button> type instance> set to small. Done it can not access my instance, neither the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Upgrade via Remote Desktop

Is it possible to do an in-place upgrade of Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 using only Remote Desktop? My plan is to extract WS 2012 installation iso file to C:\WS2012 and run the ...
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Nginx and automatic updates

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.1 with unattended-upgrades configured for automatic security updates, and I installed Nginx by first adding deb http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ lucid nginx deb-src ...
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Move Server and Upgrade the Application Version Together

We currently hosts servers in-house. One has Windows server 2003, and the other has Windows Server 2008 R2. Both are 32-bit. Our company decided to move these servers into one server at a server ...
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Dealing with upgrade of libevent on Amazon AWS

I am building an application (in Python) on Amazon EC2 that has a following dependency chain: gevent-websocket ---> gevent ---> libevent The last one (libevent) got upgraded on Sunday and ...
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F5 BigIP upgrade from 9.x to 10.x

Having a few difficulties upgrading a Big IP 3400 from 9.4.8 to any version 10.x image. The following are the versions I've tried: 10.1.0.3341.0 10.2.2.763.3 10.2.3.112.0 10.2.4.577.0 To upgrade ...
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debian kernel upgrade to 2.6.32-5-amd64 but uname still shows 686

I'm try to upgrade a debian system to 2.6 64 bit kernel with the command aptitude install linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 which works fine. The system reboots, /vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64 ...
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Is Linux 3 kernel series compatible with CentOS 6?

For proper TPROXY support I was looking for a STABLE Linux kernel of at least version 3.2.30. Do they want us to upgrade to version 3 of the kernel? And is that compatible with CentOS 6?
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Do I need to update some of my Debian Squeeze software?

I have installed Debian 6, and LAMP stack from squeeze repository (default). After upgrading Apache 2.2.16 from unstable repository to 2.2.22, thanks to this post - how to upgrade already installed ...
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OTRS upgrade 3.0 to 3.1 fails

Today I've started upgrading OTRS from version 2.3 to 2.4 , 2.4 to 3.0 and 3.0 to 3.1. Everything went smoothly except the upgrade from 3.0 to 3.1 OTRS provides a few perl scripts which make the ...
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PHP versions warning on Plesk 11.0.9 upgrade on CentOS server

I have a server turning on Plesk 10.4.4 and I want to upgrade it to 11.0.9. When I use the online upgrade tool, I have this warning: Parallels Panel pre-upgrade check... WARNING: You have a ...
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kernel + libc6 issue upgrading to squeeze

I used to run Debian testing, and I haven't upgraded or dist-upgraded for about 2 years. Yesterday I made the mistake of trying that... it didn't work (I don't remember the exact error messages), so I ...
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Moving from ColdFusion 8 to ColdFusion 10 - Migration Fails

After having made several attempts to migrate from a ColdFusion 8 Standard server to a ColdFusion 10 Standard server, it feels like I am "almost" there. I'm using the 64 bit installer from Adobe's ...
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How to remotely upgrade a debian system?

I am running debian on a couple of servers that I control and would like to upgrade them remotely. I do not have access to the keyboard directly, as they are VPS machines in a different location. I ...
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Where to store big data (best practices)

I am installing a fresh Ubuntu on our lab server. We have lots of massive genomes which need to be accessed by Apache www-data user. Currently I backed all the data up on external drives. My goal is ...
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Ubuntu: remotely disable upgrade?

I have a number of Ubuntu machines that have unattended-upgrades set up. I am running 11.10 and do not wish to update to 12.04. How can I disable the upgrade dialog (which still pops up after booting ...
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migrate 10g xe to 11g xe

The oracle 10g DB that is being currently used has exceeded the limit of 4GB. For the application to continue the db needs to be upgraded to 11g. But the upgrade doc requires a data pump export to be ...
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How do I reattach to Ubuntu Server's 'do-release-upgrade' process?

I accidentally pressed Ctrl+C during Ubuntu Server's do-release-upgrade process. I'd dropped to a shell to compare a .conf file in /etc/. When I pressed Ctrl-C, it asked whether I wanted to try to ...
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Why does EC2 instance have problems upgrading my Ubuntu server to 12.04?

I just tried upgrading our Ubuntu EC2 server to 12.04 from 11.10, and it halts on several package upgrades, starting with memtest86+. CTRL+C is the only way out, and in the end there is the following ...
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Upgrade a legacy, expired RHEL 3.4.6 server to modern CentOS/Scientific Linux

I have a machine running a legacy J2EE application. The code is not Maven-ized and it works with pretty old Java and Postgres versions. I have converted it to a VM in ESXI and I'd like to try to ...
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How can I find the original un-changed configuration file to compare with the *.rpmnew file?

While upgrading from CentOS 5.7 to 5.8 I've received the following warnings: warning: /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config created as /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config.rpmnew warning: /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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Difference between package updates and release upgrades on Debian

I've been trying to decide on a new OS for my production machine, and I was wondering what the difference is between straight up upgrading packages and upgrading to a new release. If I install Debian ...
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Replace CPU of HP server

Suppose we have a problem with a processor or would like to replace to a more powerful one. Is it possible? I found one article that explain the process for DL385 but not sure if this is only for a ...
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Ubuntu: setting timeout value on do-release-upgrade?

Having an issue upgrading from 9.10 to 10.04 LTS. Keeps failing on a package in the repo, but if I copy and paste the URL into wget, it downloads the Packages.gz, albeit after almost 12-15 seconds as ...
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best practice for debian distribution upgrade - what happens with the rest of the LAMP?

I am planning of upgrading the LAMP stack that I have. Debian Lenny 5.09 - current version is 6.0 Apache 2.2.9 - current 2.2.21 MySQL 5.0.51a - current 5.5.20 PHP 5.2.6 - current PHP 5.3.9 I am ...
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MySQL upgrade from 5.0 to 5.5

I would like to upgrade MySQL from version 5.0 (I have 5.0.86) to 5.5 (let's say 5.5.17) After some search, i found this method : Dump the databases but not mysql databse in a backup_data.sql This ...
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Apache not starting after upgrade to OpenSuse 12.1

Few days back, I upgraded to openSuse 12.1 from openSuse 11.04 vai online upgrade. Now if try to start apache server as - sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start it gives error as - redirecting to ...
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Ubuntu upgrade multiple versions at once

I need an Ubuntu 11.10 server, but for reasons beyond my understanding, our host only preinstalls Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. So I decided to get a 10.04 server and use Ubuntu's do-release-upgrade to get to ...
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Package upgrade on Ubuntu raid server and grub setup issue

I have remote Ubuntu 10.10 server running on raid system. I did package upgrade yesterday night for security reasons. During the upgrade, grub installation screen appeared and asked me which partition ...
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Is it safe to upgrade to Mysql 5.x from 4.1.22, do I need to take any precautions?

I'm considering of upgrading my current server to a new one and by default it comes with Mysql 5.x although have the option of continuing with old version as well. The question is can I just migrate ...
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What's the difference between apt-get dist-upgrade and do-release-upgrade?

Will apt-get dist-upgrade do the exact same thing as running do-release-upgrade? I'm currently running Ubuntu Server 11.04.
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Ubuntu Server upgrade over SSH hang

I was upgrading an Ubuntu server (using the do-release-upgrade) command over SSH (I know it's a bad idea, but it was the only choice; I don't have physical access to the server). It seemed to go fine ...
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How to create backups when upgrading Debian?

I want to upgrade my Debian lenny to squeeze but as I'm doing it for the first time I was thinking how to create the backup mentioned in the release notes: The main things you'll want to back up ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade on a production machine

I have a couple of blogs running on an Ubuntu 9.04 machine and I'd like to upgrade it. Is it safe to do so? Note, I also have a few daemons that were manually compiled like MySQL, Nginx, PHP, etc.
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Reconnect ssh session when disconnected without screen

I initiated 'do-release-upgrade' over ssh, and then my (client) network connection died. How can I reconnect to the session which is performing this command?
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Debian package installation problems - Bus errors, dpkg post-installation exit status 135

I tried to install curl support for php 5 on my debian squeeze machine and since I'm having problems. After trying to install curl I got dependency issues which I tried to solve by removing what ...
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Windows Server 2008 Crash

My server has been restarting almost daily, some times twice a day. This started after changing the raid drives with larger drives. My log for the raid says everything is fine and has not had a single ...
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Can't install PHP after apt-get dist-upgrade

I had a server with perfectly running for months classical LAMP installation on Ubuntu 8.04: Linux localhost 2.6.24-23-generic #1 SMP Wed Apr 1 21:47:28 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu: Cannot apt-get upgrade server, dpkg permission denied even when root?

I've ran a general audit of the system and found that a few packages were aging, such as OpenSSH and related so I went to apt-get update then upgrade. Unfortunately it seems to get the packages ...
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Whats the best way to update Ubuntu 9.04?

I have a Ubuntu 9.04 server which has no packase support anymore. If I want to update my package lists, I get th following errors: Err http://de.archive.ubuntu.com jaunty-security/multiverse ...
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Why won't Ubuntu Server 9.04 won't upgrade to 9.10?

I have a server running 9.04 and I'd like to upgrade it to 9.10 (on the way to getting to the latest version). However, despite following the nice documentation, I am unable to. Specifically, sudo ...
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Can I dist-upgrade without breaking LAMP?

I have a Debian 5 VPS which runs a LAMP stack and Redmine (Ruby) and DokuWiki for myself and some clients to use for organisational purposes. A apt-get upgrade request says that a lot of packages ...
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How to run Postgresql 8.2 on Debian lenny?

We are running a legacy application which requires PostgreSQL 8.2 on Debian Etch. Since Debian dropped support for etch, we're seriously considering to upgrade to Debian Lenny. However, we are stuck ...
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dist-upgrade to squeeze wants to remove apt

why does dist-upgrade to squeeze want to remove apt and how can I fix it? $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Upgrading CentOS 4.8 to 5.5 (x86_64)

I have CentOS 4.8 with httpd installed, Since httpd 2.2.23 version not supported on CentOS 4.8 Now I want to upgrade same to 5.5 without disturbing existing state of Application Stack I tried with ...
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Reasons Why In Place Upgrades Are Bad

I am working on compiling a list of reasons why in place upgrades of software and operating systems are a bad idea. There are many people that I work with that think that it is easier and better to ...
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SQL Server R2 different versions on x86 and x64?

I have the latest SQL Server 2008 R2 installed on a W2K8 server. The version number says "10.50.1600". My problem is that my backup fails to restore on the x64 machine. I downloaded and installed the ...
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How do you gracefully upgrade mission critical systems to wildly disparate systems?

In the span of the 12+ years of my career, I have yet to overcome this hurdle and I suspect the answer simply isn't easy or even possible, so I ask everyone here for their experience. Say that you're ...