should I proceed with accidental update of parrot?

#apt-get update
Get:1 Index of /parrot/ rolling InRelease [14.6 kB]
Get:2 Index of /parrot/ rolling-security InRelease [8,629 B]
Get:3 Index of /parrot/ rolling/main amd64 Packages [17.7 MB]
Get:4 Index of /parrot/ rolling/contrib amd64 Packages [111 kB]
Get:5 Index of /parrot/ rolling/non-free amd64 Packages [202 kB]
Get:6 Index of /parrot/ rolling-security/main amd64 Packages [1,213 B]
Fetched 18.0 MB in 1min 1s (294 kB/s)
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree… Done
Reading state information… Done
306 packages can be upgraded. Run ‘apt list --upgradable’ to see them.

5.14.0-9parrot1-amd64

VERSION_ID=“5.0”
VERSION=“5.0 (LTS)”
VERSION_CODENAME=bullseye

It “should” be safe. If you want, download TimeShift and then launch it to create a system backup before upgrading:

sudo apt install timeshift

Also, I would run the following command (script) after creating the system backup:

sudo parrot-upgrade

Not sure what you mean by “accidental update”.

By accidental update I mean it was never my intention to upgrade Parrot.
Do I need to update if I just recently installed on my computer a few weeks ago?

Yes you should always update keeps everything running smooth and could be new updated drivers for your hardware and security fixes :slight_smile:

Will the system backup take up a lot of space on HD?

I do a full drive back up with Clonezilla and they never been bigger than 7 gig when I have everything loaded :slight_smile: