6.x -> 7.1

fquest fquest at ccstores.com
Sun Mar 29 14:43:17 PDT 2009

Grant Peel wrote:
> Hi all,
> We have (finally) made the decision to move our server (10 -Dell) from
> Toronto to a newer data center closer to our office in London.
> Before I ask this question, I would like to ensure everyone I will be
> reading all the docs I can find, but since the upgrade will be much
> work, I thought I would ask the question here anyways :-)
> Question: given the items below, should I expext the make and build of
> FreeBSD and the software below, to go pretty much as it did in 6.x?
> (Does anyone know of any showstoppers)?
> All software below has/will be built from ports.
> Synopsis:
> 10 Dell 1U Rack servers (Intel Based, SCSI) more or less standard entry
> level servers)
> All running
> -FreeBSD 6.x,
> -Apache 2.2.x
> -Mysql Server 4.x
> -PHP 4.x
> -Perl 5.x
> -Exim 4.6x
> -Spamassassin etc etc
> TIA,
> -Grant

I did much similar with NO issues.
HOWEVER. I 'upgraded' to MySQL 5.x
5 is considerably slower than 4. Do not move to 5 unless/until you need
the journaling features (and other features) of 5.

Otherwise, your transition should be seamless.

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Jim Pazarena  fquest at ccstores.com

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