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Date:      Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:24:43 +0800
From:      Gregory Orange <>
Subject:   Re: Upgrade from 8.4 to 10.2
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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.


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