Background on this is I tried to do a distribution upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on Monday. I spent the weekend before the upgrade backing up all my virtual servers, databases and configuration files/settings. The
sudo do-release-upgrade failed. I was asked about keeping the old Postfix settings or using the new 18.04 ones and I selected to compare the versions. The differences got displayed in what I think was
vi and I didn't know the exit command so I guessed and the install script got aborted. The machine immediately became unusable. Their USB Image installers didn't work so I had to wipe and put a new minimal 16.04 on then
sudo do-release-upgrade before doing anything else.
BTW I didn't realize that restoring Webmin configs was a bad idea after installing a new OS and had to erase and reinstall the OS then Webmin. Those backups must only be good for restoring to an identical OS.
Yesterday I finished putting databases back in as well as meticulously putting settings back into Postfix. Around 5-6pm yesterday I ran the restore all for my Virtualmin Servers. So the spinning gif for the [Show What Will Be Restored] button has been going for 18 hours now. Could that be normal? The backups were about 182GB total for 14 Virtual Servers. I noticed that the disk space used went up dramatically after starting the restore procedure.
Will this eventually finish or fail? Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope!