updating fusion vs updating os

s2svoip

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Sorry if this is a silly question,

I try to keep things as up to date as possible, but obv worry about braking a prod system, even with backups its still a little nerve racking.

I am running 4.5.15 on debian 9.11

no issues with running the fusion updates via the gui, but what about OS updates, i.e. apt-get update etc - whats best in this situation to update the OS but ensure you wont break anything with fusion, could running a full update, update freeswitch etc and cause issues ?

I have a test system and I did an os upgrade, its running 4.5.16 on debian 9.12, I see freeswitch is at 1.10.3 and everything seems to be running just fine...
 

Adrian Fretwell

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I'm probably just over cautious, but I don't do OS upgrades on live systems. If I need to go to a newer version of the OS, I build a new machine with a new install of FusionPBX, then I will import the older Fusion DB and then run the fusion upgrades. If it all works, then fine. If not then I still have my old working system.
I run everything virtualised with XCP-ng so spinning up a new VM is no big deal.
 

s2svoip

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thanks Adrian, that is very cautious.

I mean I always ensure I take a snapshot of the live machine before touching anything, so I can always revert so I have that safety net, I suppose I could always clone the live VM, then do a test upgrade on that - but its hard to test everything to make sure nothing is broken, it would be obvious if there was something major wrong but outside that it could be hard.

is there a guide for taking a backup and restore of the DB anywhere ?