[SOLVED] Proxmox "apt upgrade" restart needed?


Well-Known Member
Jul 6, 2016
Hi @ all,

I am asking myself when a server really needs a restart after a "apt update & apt upgrade & apt dist-upgrade"?

For example having a server with version
pve-manager/5.3-5/97ae681d (running kernel: 4.15.18-9-pve)

Ok sure if I upgrade the kernel to the newest "4.15.18-10-pve" I would have to reboot to use new kernel. But how about the other pve related updates?

kernel updades needs a reboot.

qemu updates need a stop/start of the VM or a live-migration.
Ok, so that means I would have to do a live migration to a second node, then update all, reboot and then migrate back.

This is exactly what I do actually. Though just there is maybe a better way.



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