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#270343 5-May-2020 12:28
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Hi There, my unifi controller (5.12.66) is running on a Ubuntu 16.04 VM - At the time of installation the controller .deb files didn't support 18.04

 

Now that installation is getting a little long in the tooth I am wonder if anyone has experience getting this running on 18.04 or 20.04 and if so has anyone had experience exporting and re-importing the configuration


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  #2476880 5-May-2020 12:33
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Hi, exporting and importing from one machine to another is painless and just works. As for 18.04 or above, last I looked UniFi controller still did not support netplan, but that may have changed, if it does then all good, otherwise stay with 16

 

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  #2476900 5-May-2020 13:09
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Backup and restore is really easy to get the config on a new system.

I’m running on an 18.04 or 19.04 let’s system in docker. Seems fine.




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  #2476903 5-May-2020 13:18
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My UniFi controller runs on Debian 10. Personally, I'd recommend that over Ubuntu given that Ubiquiti focus more on Debian over other *nix distros.

 

I think you're going to run into a problem with MongoDB being too new with Ubuntu 20.04. There are workarounds, but perhaps run it in Docker instead: https://hub.docker.com/r/linuxserver/unifi-controller





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  #2476904 5-May-2020 13:18
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nztim:

 

Hi There, my unifi controller (5.12.66) is running on a Ubuntu 16.04 VM - At the time of installation the controller .deb files didn't support 18.04

 

Now that installation is getting a little long in the tooth I am wonder if anyone has experience getting this running on 18.04 or 20.04 and if so has anyone had experience exporting and re-importing the configuration

 

 

Installed 2 weeks ago on 18.04 LTS working absolutely brilliantly. 


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  #2477016 5-May-2020 13:57
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Got two instances running on 18.04 without any issues.


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  #2477039 5-May-2020 14:55
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I've been running on 18 for probably 18 months and never had any problems installing it on mutliple systems both before then and after.

 

It'll work on anything from 16 right up to 20.

 

Best bet is to use an install script such as this and then simply restore your old backup file. https://community.ui.com/questions/UniFi-Installation-Scripts-or-UniFi-Easy-Update-Script-or-UniFi-Lets-Encrypt-or-Ubuntu-16-04-18-04-/ccbc7530-dd61-40a7-82ec-22b17f027776

 

 

 

 


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  #2477042 5-May-2020 15:03
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Hi it was probably 2yrs ago that I had issues with 18 and net plan so would expect its fixed now.

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  #2477063 5-May-2020 15:19
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Thanks All!

 

I will spin up an 18.04 20.04 and Debian 10 VMs to see what works best for me

 

Regards

 

Tim

 

 


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  #2477085 5-May-2020 15:45
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I run mine inside a Docker.

 

 

 

Just works!


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  #2477168 5-May-2020 16:56
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Sounddude:

 

I run mine inside a Docker.

 

 

 

Just works!

 



Agree, couldn't imagine running it any other way now.
Makes updates trivial as well.


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  #2478223 6-May-2020 21:26
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Another vote for docker. https://hub.docker.com/r/linuxserver/unifi-controller




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  #2482555 13-May-2020 09:55
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Thanks for all the recommendations guys! I now have the Unifi controller running in a Docker Container on Debian 10.3


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