How to add security updates to the underlying OS (Debian with apt) of your on-premise server

While Teramind provides security updates for its server and web interface, you may wish to keep it up to date with the rest of the underlying Operating System (Debian Linux).  To do so, you can run the following commands, as the root user. Contact Teramind support for root access to your server.

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To lean how to update your Teramind Server, check out this article: How to update the Teramind Server.

Applying Debian security updates

Connect to your Debian system via SSH or the hypervisor console, and escalate to root privileges.  Once you are in the terminal, enter the following commands:

grep security /etc/apt/sources.list | tee /etc/apt/security.sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade -o Dir::Etc::SourceList=/etc/apt/security.sources.list

Press “Y” and “Enter”. Security updates will be installed and your system will be up to date.
To check and apply updates at a later stage do this:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade -o Dir::Etc::SourceList=/etc/apt/security.sources.list
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