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which one is most stable version of fedora sever

asked 2018-05-16 19:32:28 -0500

i have sftp server on fedora 20. and i want to upgrade from fedora 20 to fedora most stable and supportable version please let me know which one of fedora server is most stable ? and what is prerequisites to upgrade from 20 to stable version for sftp fedora server. i dont' want to impact my server services during upgradation.

thanks in advacne

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The most stable Fedora is always the oldest, still supported release. That is currently F27. If you want to deal less with upgrading, consider CentOS.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-05-17 02:22:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-05-16 23:00:27 -0500

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Welcome to ask.fedora. Currently, the most recent version of Fedora is 28, and only the most recent two (27 and 28) are supported. It's never a good idea to skip more than one version, so to upgrade from Fedora 20 to a supported release would take at least four upgrades. As each upgrade is done while your computer is otherwise unavailable, that would mean four outages of several hours each, assuming that nothing ever goes wrong. Candidly, your best bet would be to back up everything you need to save, do a fresh installation of Fedora 28 and restore from backup. (If all of your data is on /home and that's on a separate partition, you can save considerable time by using the same partition without reformatting it, but you should still do a backup first.) Of course, you'd also need to re-install any software you have that's not part of the standard installation, but at least there'd only be one outage instead of four. I wish I could give you a better answer, but there really isn't one as Fedora doesn't have either a rolling release or a Long Term Support version. Good Luck, and let us know if you need any further help.

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Also see Upgrading from End of life releases

Especially that there is no dnf available in fc20.

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-05-17 05:14:11 -0500 )edit

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