As we improve the AMIMOTO AMI we roll those updates into new releases. If you previously launched a server using our AMI this guide will help you get the latest software without migrating.
The updating process takes just a few minutes to start but can take a while to finish. We recommend starting this right before a much needed coffee break.
There are two ways to upgrade AMIMOTO:
- Launch a new server and migrate
- Update the existing server using this guide
TL;DR for updating an existing server:
- Create a snapshot or backup
- Log in with SSH
- Check your AMI version
- Run the upgrade scripts
- Restart the server
This update will work on the following AMIs available in the AWS Marketplace.
⚠️ Before moving ahead, don't forget to create a snapshot or backup!
1. Log into your server with SSH
2. Check the current AMIMOTO version
git -C /opt/local/chef-repo/cookbooks/amimoto/ branch
If this returns 2016.01 you are good to go! If you are running an earlier version we recommend launching a new AMI and migrating.
3. Run AMIMOTO update scripts
curl -L -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/amimoto-ami/amimoto-update/master/amimoto_update.2016.01.sh | sudo bash
Copy and paste this command into your terminal window using SSH, hit return.
Please note: this command will replace and overwrite packages of PHP and MySQL which you've installed manually.
4. Reboot the server
The updates are automated so just sit back and wait. When they are complete run the sudo reboot command to finish the process.