Host/Ubuntu restart?


(Alexandra) #1

Beginner’s question:

I just ssh-ed into my virtual Ubuntu server at Digital Ocean to download the latest Ubuntu updates using

apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

and it says there’s a system restart required:

Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-71-generic x86_64)

System information as of Thu Sep  8 09:23:53 EDT 2016

  System load:  0.09               Processes:              110
  Usage of /:   41.4% of 29.40GB   Users logged in:        0
  Memory usage: 86%                IP address for eth0:    46.101.219.136
  Swap usage:   33%                IP address for docker0: 172.17.0.1
 ....

19 packages can be updated.
0 updates are security updates.

*** System restart required ***
Last login: Thu Sep  8 09:23:58 2016 from [HOSTNAME]
alex@community:~$ 

Does this mean I do a

sudo reboot

at this stage? And will everyhing come back up normal after that?

Thanks!


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(Felix Freiberger) #2

Yes, that’s the thing to do. If you followed the normal installation instructions, Discourse should boot up automatically after that :slight_smile:

(Depending on how fast your server is, nginx will serve error pages for up to a minute. Just give it some time.)


(Alexandra) #3

Thanks Felix. My system was set-up by the Discourse team so I’m pretty sure they did a standard installation.

Rebooting now and keeping my fingers crossed …


(Felix Freiberger) #4

@codinghorror certainly does that, so you should be fine :slight_smile:


(Alexandra) #5

OK, the system is back up and everythings seems to be running fine.

Thanks again Felix and you too, @codinghorror.