[ubuntu-uk] Preparing my Server for Gutsy - help

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Oct 3 10:02:55 BST 2007

Hi Mark,

On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 09:37 +0100, Mark Allison wrote:
> I want to upgrade to Gutsy when it is released on my Ubuntu Feisty
> headless server.

Why? What is there in Gutsy that isn't in Feisty that you _need_?

Feisty is still supported.

That aside, on with your question..

>  What I'd like to do is to take an image of my server
> and put it on my Feisty laptop and run the upgrade there as a test to
> see what breaks.

You can backup/restore the server to another machine over the network.
HantsLUG have a nice page about doing this:-


Look at the section about "partition-for-partition copy".

>  Or maybe have a cloned image on the server (my
> preferred choice) and run the upgrade on an isolated partition.

Assuming your (fairly large) / partition (which is the only bit we need
to worry about for the upgrade initially really) then you could shrink
it using a partition manager like gparted, or chuck another disk in it.
Then copy the whole of / from hda1 to the new part or the new disk.

Once done you can boot to that new part and do the upgrade. If it works
you can then boot back to the other feisty part and upgrade that one, or
continue running with the new one.

Alternatively you could just take a backup before you do the upgrade,
and if it messes up, restore it :)

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