Update Ubuntu Rackspace Cloud Server

Assuming you’ve already “spun-up” a Linux cloud server of your choice, the first thing to do is update the system. Here I’m using Ubuntu Server 13.10.

SSH onto your box with the below command, replacing the IP address with that of your server. You will need to accept the key when prompted.

[email protected]:~$ ssh [email protected]
The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is 12:af:51:e2:bf:ed:b8:2c:dc:89:de:ca:55:a7:36:6a.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
[email protected]'s password: 

Then update the system and reboot if needed.

[email protected]:~# apt-get update
[email protected]:~# apt-get upgrade
[email protected]:~# reboot

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