Upgrading system - Ubuntu 5.10/ISPConfig 2.2.0

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Brenton, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Brenton

    Brenton New Member

    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.

    Regards
    Brenton
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator

    yes.

    yes.

    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.
     
  3. Brenton

    Brenton New Member

    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.

    Brenton
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

  5. blicod

    blicod New Member

    safe to apt-get update?

    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?


    Thanks
     
  6. brent.stephens

    brent.stephens New Member

    As far as I know, as long as you don't change repositories you'll be fine.
     
  7. till

    till Super Moderator

    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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