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Date:      Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:55:31 -0400
From:      Robert Huff <roberthuff@rcn.com>
To:        "bsd@todoo.biz" <bsd@todoo.biz>
Cc:        Liste FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Upgrading from 7.4 to 9.1 
Message-ID:  <20860.771.245361.700158@jerusalem.litteratus.org>
In-Reply-To: <B61C4080-40BB-4709-813D-9C9C06CFD6F7@todoo.biz>
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bsd@todoo.biz writes:

>  >> I wanted to know if you would consider updating from 7.4 to 9.1
>  >> directly ?
>  >>=20
>  >> Has anyone tried that with success ?=20
>
>  > =09While it is certainly possible, many (myself included) will
>  > recommend a clean install.  Doing so has the following advantages:=

> =20
>  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.

=09If you know your hardware, you can build a disk /here/, send it
/there/, and have someone swap disks.  Usually - but not always -
one can simply copy the kernel configuration file and rebuild
kernel+world.  (Read /usr/src/UPDATING before doing so,)

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

=09It's painless ... except when it isn't.
=09:-)


=09=09Robert "trust in Allah, but tie up your camel" Huff




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