How to Update Linux Servers

 

 

 

In order to keep your server up-to-date, you should make sure that it is updated regularly and that any available packages that contain bugs are kept updated. Whenever a patch has been released, you should update all packages affected by security advisories. In general, upgrades fall into two categories, new technology updates and server replacements for continued operation. There are many server complications, from performance degradation to insufficient disk space and a lapsed warranty.

 

 

 

 

We will show you how to update your Linux servers in this tutorial.

 

 

 

 

Let’s begin,

 

 

 

 

 

1) Update CentOS Linux

 

 

 

CentOS is based on the open source code of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux), making it a free operating system with enterprise features.

 

 

 

Ensure you have taken a backup of your server before you begin the update process.

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Update the Package Database 

 

 

 

Use yum check-update to update the package database from the enabled repositories.

 

sudo yum check-update 

 

 

Step 2: Upgrade Packages

 

sudo yum update 

 

 

Step 3: Restart the Server

 

sudo reboot

 

 

 

 

That’s it!

 

 

 

 

 

2) Update Fedora Linux

 

 

 

Step 1: Update the Package Database

 

sudo dnf check-update

 

 

Step 2: Upgrade Packages

 

 

 

sudo dnf upgrade

 

 

Step 3: Restart the Server

  

sudo reboot

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Update Ubuntu Linux

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Update the Package Lists

 

sudo apt update

 

 

Step 2: List the Upgradable Packages

 

 

There’s no need to complete this step since it is simply to see the upgradable packages before upgrading,

 

 

sudo apt list --upgradable

 

 

Step 3: Upgrade Packages

 

 

 

sudo apt upgrade

 

 

Step 4: Restart the Server

 

sudo reboot

 

 

Apt can be used to automatically remove old packages and dependencies.

 

 

 

sudo apt autoremove

 

 

 

 

That’s it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Update Debian Linux

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Update the Package Lists

 

sudo apt update

 

 

 

Step 2: List the Upgradable Packages

 

sudo apt list --upgradable

 

 

Step 3: Upgrade Packages

 

sudo apt upgrade

 

 

Step 4: Restart the Server

 

 

 

sudo reboot

 

 

Apt can be used to automatically remove old packages and dependencies.

 

 

 

sudo apt autoremove

 

 

 

 

That’s it!

 

 

 

 

The easiest way to update your Linux server has been discussed above. However, VPSie ships most of the Linux distributions with the most up-to-date version available.

 

 

 

 

VPSie is looking forward to embarking on a new journey with you!.

 

 

 

 

 

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