Re: strangest things after upgrade from 8 to 9
- Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 10:56:51 -0800
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: strangest things after upgrade from 8 to 9
On 12/29/18 6:36 AM, mikesa@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I couple of days ago I've upgraded from 8 (jessie) to 9 (stretch) ...
In years past, I tried doing major version upgrades in-place. It seemed
like no matter how many issues I tracked down and fixed, another would
emerge. I had no confidence in the result.
So, now I back up/ archive system configuration files and user data,
pull the system drive, install a wiped system drive, do a fresh install,
and reconfigure/ restore. I use this process both for major version
upgrades and also for re-installs when the system has become crufty or
doesn't feel right. This process is expedited by using small, dedicated
system drives (16 GB), keeping my system configuration files in a
version control system (CVS), and keeping my user data in CVS or on a
file server. User e-mail folders are the only item that I need to
manually backup and restore.