I’m wondering if there are any risks associated with changing the template of an AppVM. For example, I have an AppVM based on the whonix-ws-15 template - is there risk of anything going astray when I navigate to Settings > Template, and change it to whonix-ws-16? The same applies for my Debian 10 AppVMs to Debian 11.
The uncertainty is because I don’t understand what Qubes is doing in the background when I make this change in the settings GUI. Could someone please give me insight? Is a new AppVM based on the selected template being spun up and the content is copied over?
So in short, should I clone an AppVM before switching it’s template?
Thanks so much!