I’ve finally found a moment to breathe between my various other projects, which means I’ve a few idle cycles to think about our Discourse environments and how, when or if we should approach the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS upgrade.
Ubuntu 14.04 is supported through until late 2019, so there’s no huge rush to accomplish this, but I like to check in on such topics and at least be aware of the potential risks and benefits. From what I can see elsewhere 16.04 is officially supported for fresh installations, but has anyone weighed up upgrading the OS versus migrating the Discourse install to a clean box?
From what I can gather, hosts such as DO will leave 16.04 machines on an older kernel that may not be upgradable for some time, are there any other gotchas?
Has anyone successfully upgraded their machines from 14.04->16.04? What state was Discourse in post-install?