upgrade from 6.3 to 7.0

Kevin Kinsey kdk at daleco.biz
Sat Jul 26 03:15:42 UTC 2008

tethys ocean wrote:
> Hi
> I ve got 6.3 stable database server.  Can i directly upgrade my server from
> 6.3 to 7.0
> *default release=cvs tag=RELENG_6
> *default release=cvs tag=.
> and also may i add ZFS to my server if such kind of update succsessfull.  is
> it possible or not and advantage and disadvantage.

It's quite possible to go from RELENG_6 to 7.0-RELEASE via the traditional
csup/buildworld cycle.  Take a backup, as *always*.  If the machine is 
remote, have someone prepared to go there ASAP if there is a problem.
Be sure and "mergemaster -p".  However, I don't recall much 
trouble ... aside from rebuilding all ports.  In some cases, 
'twas easier to "make deinstall" and then rebuild or even pkg_add.

Kevin Kinsey
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