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Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:44 am
by tambler

When we have Core installed, will it be possible to upgrade to Ultimate and preserve settings and apps or will we have to start from scratch?


Deja Dup is great for backing up /home but in addition you might like to use Aptik for other selected items as it lets you pick and choose.

Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:00 pm
by Swarfendor437
AZorin made it clear, beta core only - if you want ultimate you may have to start from scratch - alternatively, just install the apps you have on a 12.4 install using Synaptic Package Manager. ;) :D

But for a definitive answer, PM AZorin. ;)

Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 3:52 pm
by zabadabadoo
Swarfendor437 wrote:Primarily for apps and perhaps system specific applications. If you were to install Zorin 15 without doing anything it would potentially create a new /home which would ignore your existing one. I would advise you back up everything in /home, wipe your drive and start afresh using the manual installation method. ;) :D

@Swarfendor: I guess things have now moved a bit your end. I am referring to:
From that, it would appears that we may be able to update from Zorin 12 to 15 without reformatting our /home partition.
I however accept the caveat that it is wise to backup /home anyhow before doing this.
For me the update would be from 12.4 Core 32bit to 15 Core 64bit when the final version is released. Only after successfully running 15 Core beta from USB did I discover my PC was capable of running a 64bit OS.

Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:05 pm
by Swarfendor437
@zabadabadoo, so long as you have created your partition/install manually as opposed to automatic install, in theory it should still work, but I would still backup beforehand. My tutorial was to show users how it is possible to reinstall the file system ('/') without deleting/formatting the '/home' directory. I also discovered upon reinstalling Thuderbird, the settings (including account settings) remained intact. ;) :D

Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 4:02 pm
by rsd45
I just wish people would stop asking dumb questions.

If you have installed Zorin OS 15 beta, installing Software Updates will bring you fully up to date with the stable Core edition of Zorin OS 15 when released.

If you have any other release, do a clean install at the stable release.

It ain't that difficult to understand.

Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:26 am
by chrissi55
I did my Backup now with "lucky backup"

Tool is using rsync and i can finetune everything. with lucky backup (root) i also can backup my /etc/... /opt and /usr/share/.... directories.

Re: Upgrading to Zorin OS 15

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:37 am
by Swarfendor437
With redobackup you can backup your entire system!