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> Upgrade HW-VPS CentOS 6 to 7
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Posted: Jun 17 2018, 10:52 AM
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CentOS 6 is nearing EOL (in 2020). Is it possible to upgrade to CentOS 7 'in place'? Alas, it seems everything I can find to read says 'Don't do dat. It'll hurt."

If not, do you have a bit of documentation that describes your prescribed method?

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Neal
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Posted: Jun 25 2018, 01:59 PM
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Neal,

We're just putting the finishing touches on our service plans that make CentOS 7 available to customers. They'll be launched at the same time as our new web site, which should be in the next few weeks.

There is no CentOS 7 OS available for existing hwVPS plans due to changes in how CentOS 7 handles the boot process making it incompatible with the underlying virtualization.

Running CentOS 7 required a whole new virtualization platform, which has been in R&D for over 2 years now.

The method to go from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7 will be something along these lines:

1. Order the new account with CentOS 7. We'll be offering promotional deals during the first 6 months or so that will ease the cost of keeping two accounts during the transition time and incentivize the switch.

2. Copy your data from your old account to your new account. This would be files, databases, email accounts, and etc. If you have CPanel, this involves taking a full backup on your old system using the CPanel backup utilities and then restoring that to your CPanel installation on the new account.

3. Adjust any database details (db name, username, password) that may have changed between systems. Do the same for any email accounts.

4. Test your code to make sure it functions properly on the new versions of PHP/MySQL. Adjust your code as needed or update to newer versions of packages software such as WordPress.

5. When satisfied everything is working properly, change the DNS server information at the domain registrar to reflect the new nameservers.

6. Wait 72 hours to confirm everything transitioned fully.

7. Download any straggler email that ended up at the old system during the transition time.

8. Cancel your old account.

9. Enjoy the newness.



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Andrew Kinney
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Posted: Jun 25 2018, 02:30 PM
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Way!

I'll keep an eye open....

Thanks, Andy.
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