[BALUG-Admin] BALUG VM Debian oldstable --> stable

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Sat Feb 22 15:58:52 UTC 2020

The BALUG.org Virtual Machine (VM)
balug / balug-sf-lug-v2.balug.org
which also hosts most all things, not only BALUG.org,
but also SF-LUG.org (excepting it's lists) and BerkeleyLUG.com,
I'm intending to upgrade the operating system soon.
Expecting some modest outages with some service restarts and reboots,
etc.  But expecting for the most part it will remain up.
I did also earlier upgrade "vicki"
just fine,
and also successfully completed a dry run test upgrade:
created LVM snapshot of the running balug VM,
copied snapshot to LVM volume,
built VM around that volume - and configured to be
highly similar to balug (differing only in Ethernet
MAC address and VM related UUID(s) and name
and networking (different subnet/network/vLAN)),
disabled network link at VM before "powering up" the VM,
reconfigured network so as to not conflict with balug,
disabled services (most especially anything that would attempt
to send email), enabled network link and networking,
went through the full upgrade process - all went well,
no issues of any significance encountered.

Anyway, now I move on to the "real deal" (the actual balug VM).
I'll report if any significant issues come up - otherwise
presume all has gone fine and the upgrade will be completed soon (likely

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