[SOLVED] Proxmox Backup Server 2.2.1-1 Upgrade to 2.4-2 "apt dist-upgrade" command not working

ViperD21

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Hello, I have searched Google, Youtube, and Proxmox website & forum and can't find an answer. I am trying to upgrade my PBS version 2.2.1-1 to version 2.4-2 so I can follow the instructions to then upgrade from 2.4-2 to 3.0.

When I try apt update and apt dist-upgrade:
root@pbs:~# apt update Hit:1 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian bullseye InRelease Hit:2 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian bullseye-updates InRelease Get:3 http://security.debian.org bullseye-security InRelease [48.4 kB] Fetched 48.4 kB in 1s (47.8 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done All packages are up to date. root@pbs:~# apt dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... Done Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. root@pbs:~# proxmox-backup-manager versions proxmox-backup-server 2.2.1-1 running version: 2.2.1
How do I upgrade?

Here are the packages that are installed:
PBS Packages.png

Side note: I manage this server remotely and can not see the boot screen unless I schedule a time to visit the client that lives in another State. (which I will do if necessary)

I appreciate any help!
 
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You need to have a appropriate PBS-repository: [1] configured.
If you do not have a subscription: [2], use the pbs-no-subscription: [3] one.

Edit: Docs are for PBS 3/Debian Bookworm. For PBS 2/Debian Bullseye, change: bookworm to: bullseye!

[1] https://pbs.proxmox.com/docs/installation.html#debian-package-repositories
[2] https://proxmox.com/en/proxmox-backup-server/pricing
[3] https://pbs.proxmox.com/docs/installation.html#proxmox-backup-no-subscription-repository
Hello Neobin,

Thank you for the quick reply. I went with option 3, and it worked! What confused me about no-subscription-repo is it says, "do not use for production servers."

After I upgrade to version 3.0 I will disable that repository.
 
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Thank you for the quick reply. I went with option 3, and it worked! What confused me about no-subscription-repo is it says, "do not use for production servers."
Yes, because the enterprise repo is better tested and should therefore be used for production servers. But same as with PVE. If you want to use the better tested enterprise repo you need to get a PBS subscription: https://www.proxmox.com/en/proxmox-backup-server/pricing
 
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What confused me about no-subscription-repo is it says, "do not use for production servers."

After I upgrade to version 3.0 I will disable that repository.

Then you will again not get any updates for PBS, of course.
If this is better than being a, lets call it, "release candidate tester" for the pbs-enterprise repository users is up to you, of course...

(The packages in: pbs-no-subscription and: pbs-enterprise are the same. The difference is the order and therefore the (amount of) testing they go on in which they get pushed to the corresponding repositories: internal testing -> pbstest -> pbs-no-subscription -> pbs-enterprise.)

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Then you will again not get any updates for PBS, of course.
If this is better than being a, lets call it, "release candidate tester" for the pbs-enterprise repository users is up to you, of course...

(The packages in: pbs-no-subscription and: pbs-enterprise are the same. The difference is the order and therefore the (amount of) testing they go on in which they get pushed to the corresponding repositories: internal testing -> pbstest -> pbs-no-subscription -> pbs-enterprise.)



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Thanks for the clarification on the order of the updates. I will talk to the business owner and see if he will pay for the subscription. If not, I will keep pbs-no-subscription active.

We do have a paid subscription for the PVE server, and I have a Synology NAS as a second backup location. I think I should be okay with the pbs-no-subscription, worse case if something breaks, I will have to reinstall PBS and point it back to the ZFS pool on the hard drives.

Thanks again for the help!
 
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Boa tarde, pessoal também estou tentando atualizar com e sem repositório pbs-no-subscription, mas em ambos os casos não consegui, quero apenas fazer a atualização da versão 2.1-1 para 2.4.

Será que alguém pode me ajudar??
 

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