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    Update from 12.04 LTS to 13.04

    Hello,

    is it possible to replace Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04 without loosing all my personal data?
    (Like a normal Update)

    Thank you for your answers,
    cave2596
    Last edited by cave2596; June 16th, 2013 at 06:18 PM.

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    Re: Update from 12.04 LTS to 13.04

    You would have to perform two upgrades , first to 12.10, which increases the risk of problems. If you have a choice back up your data and do a clean installation. Your current release has support for 5 years and 13.04 does not , so make sure you want to proceed . In any case, back up your data prior to any upgrade and be aware that upgrades take a very long time.
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    Re: Update from 12.04 LTS to 13.04

    You could either upgrade to 12.10 and then to 13.04 or if you have a separate /home partition you can make a fresh install of 13.04 while preserving your data. But it's still recommended to do a backup.

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    Re: Update from 12.04 LTS to 13.04

    Not Directly, you would need to upgrade to 12.10 then to 13.04, but you would be losing 5 year support.
    13.04 is only supported for 9 mo.

    You could back up your data, then reinstall 13.04, but then you would need to reinstall all the programs you have added.
    Your call... Unless you enjoy upgrading and reinstalling a lot, stick with what you got (5 yrs. support) and upgrade at the next LTS (14.04)
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    Re: Update from 12.04 LTS to 13.04

    Thank you for your answers.
    If it is so critical to lose data, I will keep my version 12.04.

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