Moving file server from server 2008 R2 to windows server 2016

I have a file server running Windows Server 2008 R2. The file server has a few shares on it. It is my understanding that the server cannot be upgraded directly from server 2008 R2 to server 2016. Is that true? What I am thinking about is bring up a new entirely separate Windows Server 2016 virtual serverĀ …

Windows 2008 VPS via Moving file server from server 2008 R2 to windows server 2016.