The following is a list of install states which the script will intentionally prevent you from upgrading with. This is because the script cannot garantuee a successful upgrade with these conditions in place.
The following conditions are assumed to be in place any time you run this script:
- You have CentOS 7.9 or greater installed.
- We DO NOT support alternative RHEL 7 (including CloudLinux) variants.
- You have cPanel version 102 or greater installed.
- You are logged in as root.
At any given time, the upgrade process may use at or more than 3 GB. If you have a complex mount system, we have determined that the following areas may require disk space for a period of time:
- /boot: 120 MB
- /usr/local/cpanel: 1.5 GB
- /var/lib: 3 GB
The following software is known to lead to a corrupt install if this script is used. We block elevation when it is detected:
- cPanel CCS Calendar Server - Requires Postgresql < 10.0
- Postgresql - ELevate upgrades you to Postgresql 10.x which makes it impossible to downgrade to a 9.x Postgresql.
Things you need to upgrade first.
You can discover many of these issues by downloading
elevate-cpanel and running
/scripts/elevate-cpanel --check. Below is a summary of the major blockers people might encounter.
- distro is up to date
- We expect yum update to indicate there is nothing to do.
- cPanel is up to date
- You will need to be on a version mentioned in the “Latest cPanel & WHM Builds (All Architectures)” section at http://httpupdate.cpanel.net/
- cPanel provides support for a myriad of nameservers. (MyDNS, nsd, bind, powerdns). On AlmaLinux 8 / Rocky 8, it is preferred that you always be on PowerDNS.
- 99% of existing AlmaLinux 8 / Rocky 8 cPanel installs end up with MySQL 8. We recommend you upgrade your MySQL to 8.0 if possible.
- MariaDB: If you have already switched to MariaDB, you have no way of reaching MySQL. Be sure you are on 10.3 or better before moving to AlmaLinux 8 / Rocky 8.
- Some EA4 packages are not supported on AlmaLinux 8 / Rocky 8.
- Example: PHP versions 5.4 through 7.1 are available on CentOS 7 but not AlmaLinux 8 / Rocky 8. You would need to remove these packages before the upgrading to AlmaLinux 8 / Rocky 8. Doing so might impact your system users. Proceed with caution.