safest way to upgrade a production server
iwrtech at iwr.ru.ac.za
Wed Sep 10 09:10:59 UTC 2008
On 8 Sep 2008 , freebsd-questions-request at freebsd.org entreated about
"freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 232, Issue 3":
> >> FreeBSD ***servername*** 6.3-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 6.3-PRERELEASE #1:
> >> Mon Dec 3 09:46:53 EST 2007 root@***servername***:/usr/obj/usr/
> >> src/sys/INET_ON amd64
> > oooh, that is a bit old I think.
> I chose this server as an example, because it's the oldest one. I
> didn't install the OS on this server, the vendor did. Not sure why
> they chose a prerelease version... perhaps 6.3 was almost ready to go
> and they wanted to put us on the 6.3 branch? I don't know.
maybe 6.3 had the drivers for the motherboard? I had that - I
purchased a nice shiny newmotherbaord in 2007 but could not use it
before 7.0R came out as the chips were not supported by 6.x. I chose
not to use a CURRENT or RC version of 7, but to just wait.
> Anyway, I guess what I should do is patch this to the latest 6.3
> Or should I go to the latest 6.x version? I am pretty sure I don't
> want to experiment with a 7.x upgrade.
6.3 is the latest 6 verison (-:
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