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Old 18th July 2006, 15:11
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Hi

I've been running the Perfect setup on Ubuntu 5.10 and ISPConfig 2.2.0 for a few months now with no problems, aside from my not understanding or even not reading the manual now and again.

I see that we are on version 2.2.5 and when I run "sudo apt-get update" I get the following list of available updates:
Code:
binutils
binutils-static
courier-authdaemon
courier-base
courier-imap
courier-imap-ssl
courier-pop
courier-pop-ssl
courier-ssl
gnupg
libfreetype6
libgd2-xpm
libmysqlclient14
libtiff4
linux-image-2.6.12-10-686
login
passwd
postfix
ppp
I'm a little nervous updating my system as it's running so well, but understand that all both the Ubuntu and the ISPConfig updates have a number of security patches. So I'm about to take the plunge and just do it.

Three questions:
1. Do I update Ubuntu first?
2. Would it be safe to go from 2.2.0 to 2.2.5 of ISPConfig in one go?
3. Is there a comprehensive thread here (I have searched) that is foolproof in the what and how to backup in the event of a major meltdown?

Sorry for the verbose post, I just want to be clear of needs and intentions. I will give a details report on success/failure for an future rookies like me.

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Old 18th July 2006, 15:19
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1. Do I update Ubuntu first?
yes.

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2. Would it be safe to go from 2.2.0 to 2.2.5 of ISPConfig in one go?
yes.

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3. Is there a comprehensive thread here (I have searched) that is foolproof in the what and how to backup in the event of a major meltdown?
For ISPConfig, make a backup of:

/root/ispconfig
/home/admispconfig

and the ISPConfig mysql database.

For a userdata backup, you must save at least:

/etc
/var/www or /home/www, depending on your webroot
/var/named
/var/lib/mysql

If i remember corregtly, there are some more detailed backup instructions here in the forum.
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Old 18th July 2006, 15:34
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Thank you till. I'll be doing upgrade and patch this evening.

I have my bottle of Tequila on standby should I need the extra bit of courage.

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3. Is there a comprehensive thread here (I have searched) that is foolproof in the what and how to backup in the event of a major meltdown?
This thread should give you the idea: http://www.howtoforge.com/forums/sho...ving+ispconfig
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Hi

I´m running debian sarge perfect setup with ISPConfig on Xen server.

I have been lazy with security updates.
I don´t want to loose anything regarding ISPConfig, like mysql databases mail etc. (..also don´t want to upgrade mysql4 to mysql5 for exampel)

Is it safe to update the server with "apt-get update" to install these security patches without losing anything mention above?

..and if this is possible can I then use "apt-get install cron-apt" for daily/weekly security updates?

or have I got it all wrong?


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Old 18th September 2006, 22:08
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As far as I know, as long as you don't change repositories you'll be fine.
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Old 18th September 2006, 23:19
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Never had problems with updating my ISPConfig servers with apt. Personally I like to see which packages apt wants to update with "apt-get -u upgrade" before I install them, so I neveer used cron-apt.
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