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Date:      Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:28:58 +0200
From:      "bsd@todoo.biz" <bsd@todoo.biz>
To:        Liste FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Upgrading from 7.4 to 9.1 
Message-ID:  <B61C4080-40BB-4709-813D-9C9C06CFD6F7@todoo.biz>
In-Reply-To: <20859.63642.599460.21668@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
References:  <91783164-A3FF-4225-8DBC-6C013CF1FD34@todoo.biz> <20859.63642.599460.21668@jerusalem.litteratus.org>

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Le 27 avr. 2013 =E0 18:11, Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com> a =E9crit :

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> bsd@todoo.biz writes:
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>> I wanted to know if you would consider updating from 7.4 to 9.1
>> directly ?
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>> Has anyone tried that with success ?=20
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> 	Someone, somewhere.  :-)
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>> I plan to use the freebsd-update method.=20
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> 	Less sure about this.
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> 	While it is certainly possible, many (myself included) will
> recommend a clean install.  Doing so has the following advantages:
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> 	1) while it requires an unused disk, the old disk is still
> 	available if anything Goes Horribly Wrong(tm).
> 	2) once the 9.1 system is fully functional, you can mount the
> 	7.4 disk read-only and copy any needed files.
> 	3) it will also de-clutter the file systems.
> 	4) speaking of file systems, you can add/delete/change
> 	partitions to implement lessons learned since the 7.4 system
> 	was installed.

Well to tell you the truth, the main reason I was asking is that I'll =
have to visit my datacenter in order to do a clean install=85 as opposed =
to remote upgrade.=20

So I was wondering if that could be ok.=20
But I'll stick to your advice.=20

Unless someone else tells me that It is a painless rapid update.=20


Thx.=20

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> 	Respectfully,
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> 				Robert Huff
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