Server upgrade and ISPC3

Discussion in 'General' started by FredZ, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. FredZ

    FredZ Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Hello all

    I'm just wating some guidence on upgrading my server.

    Currently I run a stand alone Debian Stretch server
    Linux mx 4.9.0-13-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.228-1 (2020-07-05) x86_64 GNU/Linux
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Debian
    Description: Debian GNU/Linux 9.13 (stretch)
    Release: 9.13
    Codename: stretch
    ISPConfig 3.1.15p3

    I'm wanting to change the server to operate as a VPS as the hardware has 32 CPUs and 48G RAM, so it has the resources.

    How would I best perform this upgrade given that I believe the migration tool has the limitation of staying within the same OS versions? So I can't migrate from a stretch server to a buster server.

    Your comments would be most helpful.


  2. florian030

    florian030 ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    no, with the migration-tool you can run different OS on the old and the new server.
  3. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    As Florian mentioned, there is no such limitation. You can even migrate to a different Linux Distribution by using the Migration Tool.
  4. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Seems you do not specify what kind of upgrade is this about.
    You mention
    so if you want something like Proxmox on that host to then create virtual machine for your ISPConfig host, that can be done. I would take a disk image of the current host, then import that to Proxmox and create a virtual machine from that.
    This is a bit complicated and causes a long downtime, so if you have only that one server computer that may be a problem. It would be better if this could be tested and practised so it goes smootly when doing it for real.

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