Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!

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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!

Postby Cosmo. » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:12 am

The drawbacks of the upgrade tool are the following:

It needs far more time than a fresh install, about 10 times the amount of time (without the time for downloading).
It is rather circumstantial to use. There are more than a dozen questions to answer during the process, distributed over the complete process.
If something goes wrong, you need to have experience with the command line and the usage of apt.
It does not give the same result as a fresh install. Several things do not get removed and installed in comparison to a fresh install.

You should make before you start besides the usual backup of your user data also an image backup of your system for being able to revert back in case you stuck with the process.

If you have backed up your home, which includes all user settings for the system and the programs, you can restore it. In case you have your home on a separate partition, you do not need to format this at all.

For transferring your applications you can use Aptik.

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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!

Postby danardi » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:23 am

Cosmo. wrote:For transferring your applications you can use Aptik.

why not standard backup tool?

I've a weekly backup of my pc on the server of my office, and I'm making a new one now before to proceed to upgrade.
If something go wrong I'll install a fresh one
If all go fine, but the system is not enough reactive I'll install a fresh one
If all go fine, and all work fine, I save a lot of time to all hidden setup to work with my networks and my systems..

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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!

Postby Cosmo. » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:30 am

danardi wrote:why not standard backup tool?

Because it misses the most crucial feature of any backup tool: Reliability.

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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!

Postby danardi » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:47 am

Cosmo. wrote:
danardi wrote:why not standard backup tool?

Because it misses the most crucial feature of any backup tool: Reliability.

fresh install after a failure upgrade.. :roll:
standard backup tool work fine from 17.3 to 18 :)

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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!

Postby lannatwin » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:57 pm

Whatever happened to the 17.3-18 upgrade instructions? Did I miss them them somewhere?
It will also be possible to upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3. Upgrade instructions will be published next month.

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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!

Postby Reorx » Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:57 pm

lannatwin wrote:Whatever happened to the 17.3-18 upgrade instructions? Did I miss them them somewhere?

Yes... Instructions HERE :mrgreen:
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Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!

Postby lannatwin » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:03 am

Reorx wrote:
lannatwin wrote:Whatever happened to the 17.3-18 upgrade instructions? Did I miss them them somewhere?

Yes... Instructions HERE :mrgreen:


Thank you!


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