Server upgrade from ubuntu 18 to 20

Hi all,

I run discourse on ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS on AWS. Only discourse runs in this server.

I launched server then install discourse. No any modifications after launch and installation. Now server says

Run 'do-release-upgrade’ to upgrade to it.`

Is this safe or i may have some problems? Thank you for any help.

I have seen reports of it working just fine. It will mean some downtime while the OS upgrades, but it should work.

I prefer to launch a new EC2 with a clean OS and copy stuff over as described at Move your Discourse Instance to a Different Server.

(I started using Linux when kernel upgrades usually required replacing all binaries, so some of my practices may be outdated. :wink: )


Yes, it should work OK.

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Thank you so much @pfaffman and @codinghorror. It worked. I upgraded it without any problem.