Newbie Upgrading 4.8 - 5.2, filesystem full
richard at another.com.au
Wed Feb 11 03:15:06 PST 2004
I moved all the mail files to /usr/mail and sym-linked it to /var/mail. No
problems with space.
I've given up on the 5.2 upgrade, now I'm trying a 4.8 - 4.9 upgrade and the
first attempt failed with an odd message - "Couldn't even extract the bin
distribution, consider this upgrade a failure".
Anyone else ever seen this?
From: Jez Hancock [mailto:munk at munk.nu] On Behalf Of Jez Hancock
Sent: Wednesday, 11 February 2004 9:53 PM
Cc: FreeBSD Questions List
Subject: Re: Newbie Upgrading 4.8 - 5.2, filesystem full
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
> 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 at be-well.no-ip.com [mailto:lowell at 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 at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: Newbie Upgrading 4.8 - 5.2, filesystem full
> Jez Hancock <jez.hancock at 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 |
> > > 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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