I’ve deployed a few projects with Trellis now and it has vastly improved my workflow and confidence level when making changes to existing sites. I’m even slowly migrating a few key clients from older, vanilla WordPress setups to Trellis.
So looking into the future I see that Trellis recently bumped their Ubuntu version to 16.04. This is a piece of site maintenance I hadn’t given much thought to so far, so I’m looking for opinions from the community. Do you plan to rebuild your droplets with 16.04 for older projects?
The process seems pretty straight forward, though requiring some downtime for the site:
- Back up database and uploads from live site
- Merge Trellis changes into existing project from latest Trellis version (in my case mostly just copying stuff from all the
- Test everything in a staging droplet
- (downtime) Rebuild the live droplet with 16.04, reprovision with Trellis, deploy, import database and uploads.
Like I said, pretty straight forward, but time consuming and requiring a small amount of downtime.
So what do you plan to do? Are you going to rebuild your 14.04 boxes with 16.04? If not, why not?
Thanks for your time.