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{{admon/important|Upgrading to Fedora 18 and Later|Starting with Fedora 18, it is no longer possible to upgrade a Fedora system using PreUpgrade or the installation DVD. [[FedUp]] is the recommended upgrade solution going forward from Fedora 18}}
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== Upgrading with DNF system upgrade plugin ==
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{{admon/note|Recommended Upgrade Method|This is the recommended method for upgrades of '''all Fedora installs except Fedora Atomic Host'''.}}
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For instructions on upgrading with the DNF system upgrade plugin, refer to [[DNF system upgrade|the dedicated page]].
  
== Upgrading with FedUp ==
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== Online rebases for [https://getfedora.org/en/cloud/download/atomic.html Fedora Atomic Host] via rpm-ostree ==
{{admon/note | Recommended Upgrade Method (for upgrading ''to'' Fedora 18 and newer)| This is the recommended method to upgrade your Fedora system to Fedora 18 and newer. Note that FedUp is only available in Fedora 17 and later. Thus users who are currently running Fedora 16 or earlier, will first need to upgrade to ''Fedora 17'' using another method ''before'' being able to use FedUp to upgrade to Fedora 18 or later.}}
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{{admon/note|Recommended Upgrade Method for Atomic Host|This is the recommended method for upgrades of '''[https://getfedora.org/en/cloud/download/atomic.html Fedora Atomic Host] installations'''.}}
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For instructions on upgrading Fedora Atomic Host installations between Fedora releases, refer to [[Atomic Host upgrade|the dedicated page]].
  
* [[FedUp#How_Can_I_Upgrade_My_System_with_FedUp.3F|How to Upgrade using FedUp]]
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== Online upgrade with pure DNF ==
* [[FedUp#Frequently_Asked_Questions|Frequently Asked Questions about FedUp]]
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{{admon/warning|Not a recommended upgrade method|This is '''NOT''' an officially recommended method for Fedora upgrades.}}
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Upgrading from one release to the next using {{command|dnf}} directly, without the DNF system upgrade plugin, is not explicitly tested by Fedora QA and issues with it are not considered blockers for a release, but in practice it works for many users. To learn more, refer to [[Upgrading_Fedora_using_package_manager|Upgrading Fedora using dnf]].
  
== Using the DVD to upgrade ==
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== Updating from a pre-release (Alpha, Beta, or other development snapshot) to the final release ==
{{admon/note | Recommended Upgrade Method (when upgrading to Fedora 17 or earlier releases) | This is the recommended method to upgrade your Fedora system ''to'' Fedora 17 and older.  Note that the DVD '''cannot''' be used to upgrade to Fedora 18 or later}}
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For upgrading to all releases up to Fedora 17, the process of using Anaconda installer to upgrade is the recommended and supported method and detailed in the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/{{FedoraVersionNumber}}/html/Installation_Guide/index.html Fedora Installation Guide].  The [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/{{FedoraVersionNumber}}/html/Release_Notes/index.html Release Notes] also have some useful information.
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If you are using a pre-release of Fedora, and want to know more about upgrading to the final release, refer to [[Upgrading from pre-release to final]]. This is not technically an 'upgrade' operation, it is simply an update, but there are some special considerations involved in making sure you stay on the update track you intend to use, which are documented on this page.
 
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== Upgrading directly using Yum ==
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Upgrading directly from one release to the next using {{command|yum}} is not explicitly tested by Fedora QA and issues with it are not considered blockers for a release, but in practise it works for many users, probably  due to our packaging guidelines providing detailed information on maintaining upgradability.  To learn more, refer to [[Upgrading Fedora using yum]].
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== Upgrading from a pre-release (alpha, beta, release candidate or other development snapshot) to the final release ==
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If you are using a pre-release of Fedora, and want to know more about upgrading to the final release, refer to [[Upgrading from pre-release to final]].
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== Tips ==
 
== Tips ==
  
* It's a good idea to have a backup of your system before performing an upgrade. Keeping {{filename|/home}} in a separate logical volume or partition makes backing up user data easier. This is a feature requested for the Fedora Installer. Refer to [https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=150670 Bug 150670] for more on this issue. This is the default from Fedora 13 onwards.
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* Ensure you have a good backup of your data.
 
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* Doing a clean installation and then restoring user data from backups may work better for some users. Future releases may include features to assist in this process. Refer to [[Anaconda/WorkItems#upgrade|  AnacondaWorkItems]]  for more information.
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* You can do an upgrade using the regular installation DVDs. Live media only performs fresh installations, not upgrades. The installation overrides any third party packages which conflict with the default installation set. Applications within the Fedora repository are easily upgradeable. Refer to the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/{{FedoraVersionNumber}}/html/Installation_Guide/index.html Installation Guide]  for more information.
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* Make sure you read the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/{{FedoraVersionNumber}}/html/Release_Notes/ Release Notes] carefully before attempting an upgrade.
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* Ensure you read the [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/{{FedoraVersionNumber}}/html/Release_Notes/ Release Notes] carefully before attempting an upgrade.
  
== Rawhide ==
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== Upgrading to Rawhide and Branched ==
  
Rawhide is a development version of Fedora that is updated daily. It is suitable for people who are developing or testing Fedora before broad public release.
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[[Releases/Rawhide|Rawhide]] and [[Releases/Branched|Branched]] are the development releases of Fedora. They are suitable for people who are developing or testing Fedora before broad public release. They are '''NOT SUITABLE''' for regular day-to-day use unless you are a fairly experienced user, and certainly not suitable for mission-critical use. You should read through those pages carefully before deciding to run Branched or, particularly, Rawhide. See [[Fedora Release Life Cycle]] for more information on how the whole Fedora cycle works from Rawhide, to Branched, to the milestone releases (Alpha and Beta), to a 'final' release.
  
* To move from Rawhide to a stable release, refer to [[Upgrading from pre-release to final]].
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If you are sure you want to do it, upgrading to a Branched release or to Rawhide can be done with [[DNF system upgrade]] just like upgrading to a newer stable release. There are just a couple of special notes that are covered in the instructions.
* To move from a stable release to Rawhide, refer to [[Releases/Rawhide]].
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[edit] Upgrading with DNF system upgrade plugin

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Recommended Upgrade Method
This is the recommended method for upgrades of all Fedora installs except Fedora Atomic Host.

For instructions on upgrading with the DNF system upgrade plugin, refer to the dedicated page.

[edit] Online rebases for Fedora Atomic Host via rpm-ostree

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Recommended Upgrade Method for Atomic Host
This is the recommended method for upgrades of Fedora Atomic Host installations.

For instructions on upgrading Fedora Atomic Host installations between Fedora releases, refer to the dedicated page.

[edit] Online upgrade with pure DNF

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Not a recommended upgrade method
This is NOT an officially recommended method for Fedora upgrades.

Upgrading from one release to the next using dnf directly, without the DNF system upgrade plugin, is not explicitly tested by Fedora QA and issues with it are not considered blockers for a release, but in practice it works for many users. To learn more, refer to Upgrading Fedora using dnf.

[edit] Updating from a pre-release (Alpha, Beta, or other development snapshot) to the final release

If you are using a pre-release of Fedora, and want to know more about upgrading to the final release, refer to Upgrading from pre-release to final. This is not technically an 'upgrade' operation, it is simply an update, but there are some special considerations involved in making sure you stay on the update track you intend to use, which are documented on this page.

[edit] Tips

  • Ensure you have a good backup of your data.
  • Ensure you read the Release Notes carefully before attempting an upgrade.

[edit] Upgrading to Rawhide and Branched

Rawhide and Branched are the development releases of Fedora. They are suitable for people who are developing or testing Fedora before broad public release. They are NOT SUITABLE for regular day-to-day use unless you are a fairly experienced user, and certainly not suitable for mission-critical use. You should read through those pages carefully before deciding to run Branched or, particularly, Rawhide. See Fedora Release Life Cycle for more information on how the whole Fedora cycle works from Rawhide, to Branched, to the milestone releases (Alpha and Beta), to a 'final' release.

If you are sure you want to do it, upgrading to a Branched release or to Rawhide can be done with DNF system upgrade just like upgrading to a newer stable release. There are just a couple of special notes that are covered in the instructions.