You might have noticed it yesterday, or not . But my blog and several other websites hosted by me went offline yesterday for a couple of hours. Well this had to do with me upgrading the VPS to Debian Etch.
So far I ran every website on Debian Sarge, and though it’s stable they choose to no longer developer for it nor support it. So it was time to move to a newer version. Wich I did yesterday. Here’s some of the steps you should take before upgrading to the next version of Debian.
I was lucky that my hosting provider offers an easy way to upgrade or reinstall a Linux distro on the VPS. Just a couple of mouse clicks and they prepare the VPS for the installation. Please note that this will take up to an hour to complete. Once this base installation is complete you will want to perform the following steps:
From this point on your ready to go. All of the websites should be running without any problems. You do need to configure any other tools you had installed, like AWStats / Subversion or anything else. Though these should not require to much configuration as all of the configuration files where included in your backup. At least if you followed a setup similar to my first article on setting up linux.