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Performing a Distribution upgrade in-place on a System with installed Percona packages

The recommended process for performing a distribution upgrade on a system with the Percona packages installed is the following:

  1. Record the installed Percona packages

  2. Backup the data and configurations

  3. Uninstall the Percona packages without removing the configurations or data

  4. Perform the upgrade by following the distribution upgrade instructions

  5. Reboot the system

  6. Install the Percona packages intended for the upgraded version of the distribution