The next time I have a free server lying around, I’ll try it just for laughs.
I asked at the beginning of the year as to when 18.04 would be available and got the following answer:
Ubuntu 18.04 is available on our Linux VPS, please see: https://www.time4vps.eu/linux-vps/
Unfortunately, I can not determine a date when Ubuntu 18.04 will be available on Container VPS.
If you have any further question, do not hesitate to contact us again. Have a nice day!
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2019-01-10 12:10:01 Rob Willett
Some of the software we are using is moving to Ubuntu 18.04. Do you have a timeline for when you will make this available please?
and this is the answer about upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04. Basically don’t do it. You have to reinstall the whole machine which is NOT an upgrade in my book.
Here are the answers to your questions:
- We are using the latest stable kernel version (2.6.32) for OpenVZ virtualization, so it is not possible to upgrade kernel for OpenVZ servers. However, you are able to update kernel version up to 4.X.X in KVM based servers:
Unfortunately, upgrading is not possible in such a way. You are able to re-install your OS and transfer your data manually.
It is not possible to take a snapshot of your container, we recommend to use RSync to transfer your data and configuration, Here is the tutorial about it:
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2017-05-15 13:52:53 Rob Willett
We are looking to upgrade a number of our servers from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
We have a number of questions about this.
As our machines are held as containers, can we even upgrade them?
Is the upgrade from 14.04 LTS to 16.04LTS as easy as do-release-upgrade? We doubt it but it would be good to know If not what is the advised path for upgrading.
Once we know we can do the upgrade, we will do a test upgrade on a sacrificial server that we will build for the sole purpose of checking what does and doesn’t work. We would want to build this new machine as a test machine, check everything works, take a backup of the machine and check that we can restore it. Then and only then, once we have checked we can restore, will we move onto doing the actual upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 We have read the page on backups but it may take longer for us to do the testing that everything works than overnight or a week. is there an opportunity to take a backup (or snapshot) and restore it when we want, perhaps two weeks later? We cannot guarantee that all the testing will be done in a certain timescale and we need to be able to go back to a certain know position.
Whats your advice re upgrading ?