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Re: Upgrading the old OS vs. fresh installation of the new OS

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 03:26:02PM +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> On Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:13:17 -0600, Jason Hsu wrote:
> > I'd especially like to hear from those of you who are Linux consultants
> > or sysadmins.  This is a timely topic given that Debian Squeeze moved
> > from the testing branch to the stable branch.
> > 
> > Which do you prefer: Upgrading the old OS or doing a fresh installation?
> >  I learn towards a fresh installation.
> (...)
> A fresh/new install, if possible, in parallel.

+1 too
> I always avoid removing something that is currently working if it's in 
> production. I prefer installing apart, test the new system, check for any 
> problem and then decide with confidence.

1. back up critical information
2. fresh/new install to the different partition
3. copy cofig from the old to the new system
4. enjoy your new system
5. upgrade the old installation to the new one by upgrade per release-note
6. file bug :-)

Having dual boot saves your life when you do stupid things ...


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