Messed up my web server trying to update Ubuntu a few days ago and went into a cold sweat, as I wanted to upload some slides for a talk.
Fortunately, having a backup meant I could quickly get a new server running, restore and one quick DNS change later, I was back in business!
I realise now that just up and updating OS is probably not the best bet 😅
Thank goodness for backups!
@hola_soy_milk yeah, i don't upgrade between major versions any more
i just roll a new server and move storage and DNS over, run puppet and i'm done with it
@meena Yeah, this seems like a good approach. Thinking about doing that when I need to actually upgrade, and not just because ooh shiny new major version :)
@hola_soy_milk when it comes to "production" systems (whatever that means), i prefer boring to shiny ;)
@hola_soy_milk a small camp fire camps you warm and you after it's served its purpose, you can stomp it out, easily.
not so much with a gigantic tyre fire.
@hola_soy_milk i came up with that 5 years ago: https://voxpupuli.org/blog/2016/06/10/voxpupuli-opensource-speedtrain/
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