Friday, April 24, 2009

Upgrade Ubuntu Server 8.10 to 9.04

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You can upgrade the server either from console or from network remotely.
Be sure that you have all updates applied to Ubuntu 8.10 server before you upgrade. Type the following command to apply updates:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade

WARNING! Backup important data, sql and configuration file before server running the following upgrade commands. The following discussion only applies to the SERVER edition. For Ubuntu 9.04 desktop upgrade click here.

Next, install update-manager-core if it is not already installed:
$ sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

Finally, start the upgrade tool, enter:

$ sudo do-release-upgrade

Now, just follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade your server over ssh session.

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