WHM Server update from Centos 6 to 7 and then 8 HELP

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TacoBill
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WHM Server update from Centos 6 to 7 and then 8 HELP

Post by TacoBill » 2020/11/13 19:57:28

I am looking for the best way to upgrade my WHM (cpanel) server to v7 and then 8
I have several plugins for stream audio and video installed as well.

I am sure someone will crucify me for not doing this earlier but has to be done in the next 7 days.
I have my VMserver remote about 30 miles away but have been Quarantined for past 10days because of Covid.
I am leery about doing it remotely and not being on site.

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Re: WHM Server update from Centos 6 to 7 and then 8 HELP

Post by TrevorH » 2020/11/13 22:21:34

No, sorry, there is NO UPGRADE from one CentOS version to another. You need to reinstall the system (or better, set up a parallel one) and migrate your apps and settings to it.

CentOS follows RHEL and has a 10 year lifespan but there is no upgrade from one major version (i.e. 6->7 or 7->8) as it is expected that you will be reinstalling any 10 year old system on newer hardware.
CentOS 6 will die in November 2020 - migrate sooner rather than later!
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
CentOS 5 is dead, do not use it.
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