The official deadline for upgrading your VMs from Stretch to Buster is
this coming Sunday. I do NOT plan to start shutting things down next
week, but please be aware that your Stretch VMs will be living on
borrowed time and I really will start killing things off in June.
Please reach out for help if you're unclear what this means, or how to
On 3/20/22 10:50 PM, Andrew Bogott wrote:
There are still dozens of VMs in cloud-vps running
Debian Stretch. All
of these hosts will need to be deleted and replaced with VMs running
either Buster or Bullseye in the next few months. Beginning in May we
will begin to shut down Stretch instances.
Please check this page for your projects, and take whatever steps are
necessary to move off of Stretch:
Don't hesitate to reach out for help on IRC or mailing list if you
need help with this migration. You may find Cinder volumes
especially useful for transferring data between VMs. Note that we do
NOT recommend in-place OS upgrades of VMs; it is almost always better
to start with a fresh host and transfer workloads over.
Details about the what and why for this process can be found here:
Here is the remaining deprecation timeline:
May 1, 2022: All active Stretch VMs will be shut down (but not
deleted) by WMCS admins.
June 30, 2022: LTS support for Debian Stretch ends, all Stretch VMs
will be deleted by WMCS admins
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