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Best way to Upgrade Plesk, hard drive, and OS

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by BillyParadise, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. BillyParadise

    BillyParadise Guest

    Hi folks, I'm looking for input on the best way and recommended order to accomplish the following:

    1. upgrade plesk to 7.53 from 6
    2. reinstall the OS and add a hard drive. (this box is a couple of years old and a fresh wipe is an easier path for me than trying to get all packages in sync.)

    I don't mind the sites being down for several hours - none of them are high volume/value sites.

    Should I upgrade the box to 7.53 first, then back up the sites? Or should I backup the sites while still at version 6?

    Thanks for any input

  2. hardweb

    hardweb Guest

    1. Upgrade to Plesk 7.5
    2. Backup the server
    3. Install the OS with the new disk
    4. Restore

    Just in case keep the old disk with the working installation.
  3. BillyParadise

    BillyParadise Guest

    Thanks for the pointers. I suppose step 0 would be to back up as well, right? ;)

  4. Cranky

    Cranky Guest

    Yes. I'd suggest going 6 > 7.04 > 7.1.7 > 7.5.3 (rather than skipping any versions). If you're installing the same OS on the new HD you can just copy files across (quicker), otherwise use psadump/psarestore.

    If you're just migrating a few domains you can use plesk migration manager.