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Date:      Sun, 27 Dec 2015 17:33:59 +0300
From:      Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo@gmail.com>
To:        Gregory Orange <gregory.orange@calorieking.com>
Cc:        User Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Upgrade from 8.4 to 10.2
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On 14 December 2015 at 06:24, Gregory Orange <gregory.orange@calorieking.com
> wrote:

> On 12/12/15 19:50, Peter Harrison via freebsd-questions wrote:
>
>> I have a server I want to upgrade from 8.4-R to 10.2 using a binary
>> upgrade.
>> What's the preferred way of doing that? Ie. Should I jump to 9 first? And
>> can I safely do it remotely or do I need to be on front of the console?
>>
>
> FWIW I successfully upgraded over a dozen FreeBSD 8.4 amd64 machines
> straight to 10.1 earlier this year, bypassing 9.x all together. One of the
> machines had bad enough problems to require a reinstall, but it was very
> old hardware and I didn't have physical access to it so I never got to the
> root cause. In the end we chucked it and got a new machine anyway.
>
> I don't want to negate the advice of going to 9 first - I'm just sharing
> my experience.
>
> HTH,
> Greg.



Greg,

What procedure did you use?

I have used the following before -> http://people.freebsd.org/~rse/upgrade/
to do 7->8, 8->9 but not upto 10.


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