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    Default Re: Upgrading from 11.4 to 12.2 on a server

    Made a call to one of the VPS providers I hire from. They state that customized kernels are used, but rather on the underlying infrastructure, not in the VPS's. This was about Centos, but the tech people say it would be the same for openSUSE (which they are going to support after this summer).
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    Default Re: Upgrading from 11.4 to 12.2 on a server

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:48:06 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > On 2013-02-19 05:36, Jim Henderson wrote:
    >>> I assume that if they provide a Linux version with a modified kernel
    >>> it
    >>> > is for a reason.

    >> Maybe, I dunno. The OP asked if he could upgrade it, and if he has
    >> root access, technically, he can. Anything else is between the OP and
    >> his provider.

    >
    > Ok, technically only. But that's where I have doubts, if they provide a
    > special kernel, for reasons I don't know; I thought that in those cases
    > you simply could not upgrade to a version the provider does not directly
    > supply, because it doesn't work (or somethings do not work). Like
    > hooking to their control interface.


    We have no reason to know if they have a special kernel or not, Carlos.
    We answer the questions that are asked, and the question was "if I want
    to upgrade from 11.4 to 12.2, what's the best way to do it?"

    "So the answer is YES, you can, and it's strongly recommended to go
    through 12.1. If you have customizations or other things that we don't
    know about because you haven't told us, then that's not our fault or
    problem."

    Really, there is absolutely NO need to argue or debate about things we
    don't know about because we haven't been told - and we're not playing 20
    questions to find out.

    If you want to put those questions to the OP and come to a different
    conclusion, by all means, do so. But don't sit there and criticize an
    answer because I haven't thought through every possible and conceivable
    exception and reason why such an upgrade *might* not work.

    Again, speaking from my experience (having upgraded systems from 11.4 to
    12.1 and then to 12.2), yes, it works, and you do it the way I described.

    Jim
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    My question was answered and I ran a little test on my desktop running virtualbox and upgrading step by step went flawlessly.

    I don't know if they are using a custom kernel, I doubt it though because it wasn't mentioned in their spec page and that would definitely be something that would need to be disclosed on a VPS with root access.

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    Default Re: Upgrading from 11.4 to 12.2 on a server

    If I screw up my VPS, I can just reinstall easily and just stick to the stock images they provide with only an afternoon lost. As long as I don't overrun my bandwidth, negatively effect others on the hardware and network or do something illegal, they don't care what I do on my VPS. Which is the same for every VPS host I have dealt with, except these guys offer zero support outside of hardware issues.

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    Default Re: Upgrading from 11.4 to 12.2 on a server

    On Sat, 23 Feb 2013 19:36:01 +0000, vilanye wrote:

    > My question was answered and I ran a little test on my desktop running
    > virtualbox and upgrading step by step went flawlessly.


    That's great news, thanks for reporting back.

    Jim



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