[pve-devel] [PATCH docs] faq: add upgrade point

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Tue May 29 10:03:49 CEST 2018


On 5/29/18 9:01 AM, Dominik Csapak wrote:
> looks good, one nitpick inline
> 
> On 05/28/2018 03:39 PM, Thomas Lamprecht wrote:
>> add a short FAQ point regarding upgrades (minor and major), with
>> anchor so that we can link better to it, e.g., from a EOL notice.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Thomas Lamprecht <t.lamprecht at proxmox.com>
>> ---
>>   pve-faq.adoc | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>   1 file changed, 28 insertions(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/pve-faq.adoc b/pve-faq.adoc
>> index c29c7b9..f5547ab 100644
>> --- a/pve-faq.adoc
>> +++ b/pve-faq.adoc
>> @@ -74,6 +74,7 @@ CPU.
>>   It is not limited to Linux guests but allows arbitrary operating systems
>>   to run.
>>   +[[faq-support-table]]
>>   How long will my {pve} version be supported?::
>>     {pve} versions are supported at least as long as the corresponding
>> @@ -92,6 +93,33 @@ recommended.
>>   | {pve} 1.x     | Debian 5 (Lenny)  | 2008-10       | 2012-03    | 2013-01
>>   |===========================================================
>>   +[[faq-upgrade]]
>> +How can I upgrade {pve} to the next release?::
>> +
>> +Minor version upgrades, for example upgrading from {pve} in version 5.1
>> +to 5.2, can be done just like any normal update, either through the Web
>> +GUI __Node -> Updates__ panel or through the CLI with:
>> ++
>> +----
>> +apt update
>> +apt full-upgrade
>> +----
> 
> in the remaining documentation, we always use 'apt-get'
> (e.g. apt-get dist-upgrade), i would like to always use the same
> though i am more in favor to change every other occurrence to apt
> rather than change this to apt-get, what do you think?
> 

Yes, also in favor of apt - but no hard feelings here :)

>> ++
>> +NOTE: Always ensure you correctly setup the
>> +xref:sysadmin_package_repositories[package repositories] and only
>> +continue with the actual upgrade if `apt update` did not hit any error.
>> ++
>> +Major version upgrades, for example going from {pve} 4.4 to 5.0, are
>> +also supported. They must be carefully planned and tested and should
>> +*never* be started without having a current backup ready.
>> +Although the specific upgrade steps depend on your respective setup, we
>> +provide general instructions and advice of how a upgrade should be
>> +performed:
>> ++
>> +* https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Upgrade_from_4.x_to_5.0[Upgrade from {pve} 4.x to 5.0]
>> +
>> +* https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Upgrade_from_3.x_to_4.0[Upgrade from {pve} 3.x to 4.0]
>> +
>>   LXC vs LXD vs Proxmox Containers vs Docker::
>>     LXC is a userspace interface for the Linux kernel containment
>>




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