Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS

ZipperZapper

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Hello,

I've been using Directadmin succesfully on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS for the past few years.
This version of Ubuntu will be out of support in Q1 2019, so I will have to upgrade the software.

I saw Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is based on Debian 10 which isn't supported yet, so I decided to go for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. That's still supported to 2021, so thats's fine.

What are the things I have to look out for? Can I safely update Ubuntu to 16.04 and what kind of actions should I perform with Directadmin afterwards? Or should I take some action before updating Ubuntu (other then creating a snapshot for safety)?
 

ZipperZapper

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Sorry for the late reply, thanks for answering.

I tried to upgrade two times now but had to revert to a snapshot both times. MySQL won't work and throws fatal errors after upgrading. Also some other software like Nginx won't start.
I'm afraid the only option is to spin up a completely new server, a lot more work.
 

ZipperZapper

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I ended up with almost all services refusing to start, so I think it's 'back to the drawing board' for now ;)
 
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