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Date:      Wed, 11 Feb 2004 10:53:04 +0000
From:      Jez Hancock <jez.hancock@munk.nu>
To:        richard <richard@another.com.au>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Newbie Upgrading 4.8 - 5.2, filesystem full
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On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 08:16:30AM +1100, richard wrote:
> Migrating data will be problematic as there's lot of user cr*p and custom
> built web apps from generations of cowboy programmers, plus about 300 users
> and a couple of dozen virtual domains.
> 
> As I'm really only after a stable implementation of a USB external drive
> (for backup) am I better off trying an upgrade from 4.8 to 4.9?

Sounds like you're in a very similar situation to me :P

In answer to the question, I would have thought so.

If you're just interested in trying out 5.x for the heck of it (there
isn't a specific reason for upgrading), you're probably better of
installing it on a dev box perhaps - if that's possible.

I'm amazed you have that many users but haven't managed to fill up /var
yet with it being so small!


> -----Original Message-----
> From: lowell@be-well.no-ip.com [mailto:lowell@be-well.no-ip.com] On Behalf
> Of Lowell Gilbert
> Sent: Wednesday, 11 February 2004 1:38 AM
> To: Jez Hancock
> Cc: Richard Beyer; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Newbie Upgrading 4.8 - 5.2, filesystem full
> 
> Jez Hancock <jez.hancock@munk.nu> writes:
> 
> > On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 08:10:05PM +1100, Richard Beyer wrote:
> > > Thanks Jez,
> > > 
> > > Here's my df -h
> > > Filesystem    Size   Used  Avail Capacity  Mounted on
> > > /dev/ad0s1a   126M   106M   9.4M    92%    /
> > > /dev/ad0s1f   252M   9.6M   222M     4%    /tmp
> > > /dev/ad0s1g    72G   2.7G    64G     4%    /usr
> > > /dev/ad0s1e   252M    51M   181M    22%    /var
> > > procfs        4.0K   4.0K     0B   100%    /proc
> > > 
> > > 
> > > It's an 80Gig HDD and I was using the sysinstall | upgrade | all |
> include
> > > ports
> > 
> > Seems odd that so much space is taken up by / - perhaps under 5.x more
> > space is required?  I really do need to install 5.x at some point ... :P
> 
> Yes, more space is used in the root filesystem for 5.x.  [For 
> several different reasons...]  
> 
> > Can you not do a backup of your data and start over with a fresh install
> > of 5.2?  You have stacks of room on the hdd spare, so presumably doing
> > this wouldn't be too problematic.
> 
> That's definitely the way to go if possible; there are a number of
> advantagious new features that will be difficult to take advantage 
> of otherwise. 



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