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[Quick Tip] How to Upgrade Your VPS From Debian 8.0 to 8.1 (Jessie)

Here I come again with very basic tutorial and this time I’ll show you how to upgrade your server running Debian 8.0 to Debian 8.1 along with a simple command how to check your Debian version.

About Debian 8.1

Debian 8.1 codename Jessie was released at June 6th, 2015. It is the first update of its stable distribution Debian 8. This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available. You can read full change log here.

How to Upgrade

Step 1 – Login to your server as root or as user with sudo privilege:


Step 2 – Check which version your Distro is. Use command below:

lsb_release -a

It will look like this


Step 3 – Finally, here’s the magic command to upgrade your Ubuntu server:

apt-get upgrade -y


Step 4 – That’s it. Now you can double-check it again to make sure it has been upgraded successfully.



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