fedora-penguinThe operating system running this web server was upgrade today from Linux Fedora 17 to Linux Fedora 19 in a little under 4 hours, including 1 hour to make a cloned disk backup of the original.

We had earlier tested doing an upgrade from fedora 17 to 19, bypassing fedora 18. It worked successfully, whereas an update from 17 to 18 on this machine failed last January.

The general process overview was:
take the server offline and make a backup
install and run the “fedup” fedora upgrade program.
reboot into the fedup boot choice
reboot when done
test and repair
put back online