update from 7.0 to 7.2?

Earl Gay earl at eeg3.net
Mon Jun 29 19:05:25 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Brad Mettee <bmettee at pchotshots.com> wrote:

> If a system is stable and ports are up to date, serving mail & web pages as
> needed, is there any reason to update from this:
> FreeBSD ns1.pchotshots.com 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb 24
> 10:35:36 UTC 2008     root at driscoll.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
>  amd64
> To something newer? (like 7.2 stable)
> Would there be any noticeable benefit from an update?
> Thanks
>        Brad Mettee
>        PC HotShots, Inc.
>        Baltimore, MD
>        (410) 426-7617

There's always the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" belief. If you're using
ZFS, 7.2-STABLE has the latest ZFS update; comparitavely, 7.1-RELEASE has a
longer time until end-of-life. You could also check out the release notes to
see if any of the updates are something worth upgrading for, respective to
your needs/setup.


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