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Old 09-17-2009, 12:26 PM   #1
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Upgrading from 8.04 to 8.10 withoug losing Samba Setup and Documents and Data


I had Ubuntu 7.10 and could not get samba to work but phpbb2 did.
Later I got an ubuntu 8.04 cd and loaded it. All data, docs etc gone.
8.04 worked well Samba finally working.
Just got an Ubuntu 8.10 DVD and would like to upgrade without losing Samba and all the data and notes.

Should I be able to do this?
Any help will be appreciated

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Old 09-17-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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In case you are doing a dist-upgrade using the package manager, all packages will remain intact along with the data. In case you are paranoid, please take a backup of the data. You can reconfigure samba, but will not able to retrieve the data :-)

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Old 09-17-2009, 01:59 PM   #3
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I agree with prasanta on the data end. I would like to add that webmin is a great tool that will let you backup your samba config files. after you have it installed just go to https://localhost:10000 then Webmin/Backup Configuration Files and you can get all kinds of good stuff backed up and restored.

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Old 09-17-2009, 04:53 PM   #4
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I have Synaptics as the package manager.
Clicking on help I get some instructions on upgrading the version
It says hit ctrl G to mark for upgrade and select Smart upgrade as method
I can hit ctrl g and see that all are marked for upgrade, but I do not see where to select choose method

Any ideas on synaptics whould be appreciated

Alternately is there a process to use apt-get to upgrade the version?
 
Old 09-18-2009, 12:39 AM   #5
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Yes, you can use the apt-get dist-upgrade for upgrading it to a new version. Just change the /etc/apt/sources.list file with the new one. Then use the apt-get dist-upgrade to install the newer version.

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap...s-dist-upgrade


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Old 09-18-2009, 10:47 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help
Code:
# apt-get -u dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Not able to get apt-get to work. (see above) I used the link provided to come up with the -u option.

Also unable to get Synaptics Package Manager to do the job. The Synaptics Help function provides a procedure to upgrade the release, but "Choose Method" doesn't appear as a clickable menu option.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 01:18 PM   #7
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In case the above links were not able to solve your upgrade, please check this,

http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-upg...top-and-server
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/upgrade-ub...epid-ibix.html

Regards,
 
Old 09-19-2009, 11:50 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by prasanta View Post
In case the above links were not able to solve your upgrade, please check this,

http://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-upg...top-and-server
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/upgrade-ub...epid-ibix.html

Regards,
Thanks for the help this last post put me on the track and I have upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10 with no apparent loss of settings or data.
I appreciate the help
 
  


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