safest way to upgrade a production server

Sahil Tandon sahil at
Sun Sep 7 22:23:41 UTC 2008

John Almberg <jalmberg at> wrote:

> So, my first question is, do I really need to do this?

Not unless you can identify a good reason (i.e. feature requirements, 
security, end-of-life).  6.3 end-of-life is estimated around January 
31, 2010, so you still have some time. :-)
> If so, what is the minimum amount of upgrading I can do to be safe?  
> And how?

Upgrade ports based on security/feature requirements.  We generally do 
not "upgrade" production servers from one release to another while 
they're still expected to be in production.

You'll probably get a lot of different suggestions from this list -- 
good luck!

Sahil Tandon <sahil at>

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