6.x -> 7.1

Olivier Nicole on at cs.ait.ac.th
Mon Mar 30 06:12:40 PDT 2009


> 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.

I am not sure how the change in geographical location is related to
the upgrade of FreeBSD.

Will that be new machines? Or you are moving the existing server?

If it's new machines, then you don't have to worry too much, you will
not loose data. You can take your time to install FreeBSD and the

If you upgrade existing machines, one good move is to upgrade to the
last version of 6.x, namely 6.4 before jumping to 7.1. Upgrade from
6.x to 6.4 will be less stressful, so it is a good practice.

Also you should start with your less busy server (or the one with less
critical data).



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