Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: "Taiidan@×××.com" <Taiidan@×××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Update circle
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:18
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: Update circle by Grant Edwards
1 On 08/23/2018 10:27 AM, Grant Edwards wrote:
2 > On 2018-08-22, Zoltán Kócsi <zoltan@××××××××××.au> wrote:
3 >> I have a Gentoo machine, which has not been updated for a while. Quite
4 >> a long while, actually.
5 >
6 >> It seems that I'm kind of stuck. Wiping the disk and rebuilding the
7 >> system from scratch is absolutely not an option, the existing (and
8 >> running) system must be updated somehow.
9 >
10 > Doing a reinstall will probably be far less work and less disruption
11 > for the machines user's. You don't have to "wipe the disk" to do a
12 > re-install.
14 Yeah.
16 I would suggest after the back up then you simply clone the disk and
17 perform the re-install on another computer or in a VM so that you can
18 fiddle with things and then just swap out the drives vs having down-time
19 for your users potentially for days if something goes wrong on the
20 actual server.
22 It is what I do for situations like this and it works great.