[Scottish] Upgrade and file preservation

Colin McKinnon colin.mckinnon at ntlworld.com
Sat Jan 21 02:16:16 GMT 2006

On Friday 20 January 2006 07:21, Robert Barbour wrote:
> If I upgrade SuSE linux from version 9 to version 10, will my data files be
> preserved, or do I need to copy them before the upgrade?

I've not done a 9->10 upgrade. I've done a few 8.0->8.2 and 8.2 ->9.0 all of 
which were painless but I know other people have been burnt on upgrades to 
9.0. If possible I would definitely back up your home dir (I've kept mine on 
a seperate partition - often a seperate disk -  for a long time) and anything 
modified in /etc if this is even remotely possible. And, of course, test your 

ISR that there's several steps which are not intuitive (like NOT partitioning 
the disk) so keep your wits about you until the RPMs start rolling out to 



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