4.6-RELEASE to 6.0-RELEASE...

fbsd_user fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com
Wed Jan 11 11:08:20 PST 2006

There is a new and faster file system which is introduced in
I highly recommend that you install 6.0 from scratch and
build your old server services anew to a development box you have
personal access to. Then remove the hard drive and ship it to you
remote site and swap with your production drive.  That way you get
the new file system in production and have quick fall back if things
don't work.

There is a lot of maintenance benefits to be had from a new clean
built from scratch server.

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[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Crispy Beef
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 12:30 PM
To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: 4.6-RELEASE to 6.0-RELEASE...


I have a production server running 4.6-RELEASE and I would like to
bring it
upto date and get 6.0-RELEASE on there.  I have a rough idea of what
needs to
be done to accomplish this from reading various docs but it would be
nice to
see how smoothly it has gone for any others.

 From what I can tell I first need to upgrade to a minimum of
5.3-RELEASE and
then onto 6.0, so I guess doing a cvsup to the 5.3-RELEASE and then
buildworld et all?  Then from there to same to get to 6.0?

My main concern is the filesystem, it's been updated since 4.x?
Will this
mess things up?

The machine is remote so I really need to make sure this works
without making
it inaccessible.  I have a box here to trial run the process on so I
get the
steps correct first time, but thought I'd ask here too. :-)
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