Switching from Ubuntu to Debian
I have a number of packages installed and configured on a Linode VPS:
For some of these I have a significant number of configuration changes. I dread the thought of doing it all over again in another distro, although it's hopefully fairly similar in Debian.
It's a great learning experience
I decided to go ahead with it! Took me several hours, but have managed to get everything except postfix & dovecot up and running properly again. I have a backup of my old config, so it should be possible, in the fullness of time, to sort out those last bits as well.
So far I've not noticed any real differences between Debian and Ubuntu.
MariaDB surprised me with somehow locking all the user accounts I had imported from the dump file. I had to run ' FLUSH PRIVILEGES; ' to unlock them / make them work again.