[Whonix-devel] [qubes-users] Whonix 14 - upgrade or re-install? Whats more smooth, less troublesome?

awokd awokd at danwin1210.me
Fri Aug 17 14:41:39 CEST 2018

On Thu, August 16, 2018 11:28 am, qubes-fan at tutanota.com wrote:
> Hi Patrick, I summed up how I understand it. Correct me if I am wrong:
> - I back up the whonix(13) VMs of choice
> - I clone the sys-whonix, anon-whonix, whonix-ws and whonix-gw to -backup
> (whonix-gw is a base template for the sys whonix, and must be deleted
> before install procedure too, right?) - I assign sys-whonix-backup to
> whonix-gw-backup template; anon-whonix-backup to whonix-ws-backup
> template, so they dont suffer the deletion of the whonix-13 templates -
> delete the anon-whonix and sys-whonix VMs - detele whonix-ws and whonix-gw
> templates - [user at dom0 ~]$ sudo qubesctl state.sls qvm.anon-whonix
> - if error appears: 
> [user at dom0 ~]$ sudo qubes-dom0-update
> --enablerepo=qubes-dom0-current-testing
> qubes-mgmt-salt-dom0-virtual-machines -if needed, edit the
> /etc/yum.repos.d/qubes-templates.repo as per guide
> -  clone the -backup VMs to its original names like sys-whonix-backup to
> sys-whonix, and anon-whonix-backup to anon-whonix

Instead of cloning these back, I would use qvm-copy to copy files you want
to keep.

> - assign new renamed
> sys-whonix to whonix-gw(14) and anon-whonix to whonix-ws(14) templates

New ones should already have the 14 templates assigned.

> - delete anon-whonix-backup, sys-whonix-backup, whonix-ws-backup,
> whonix-gw-backup

Rest looked right to me.

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