Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at tx.rr.com
Thu Jul 1 02:37:46 UTC 2010

--On Sunday, June 27, 2010 11:51 AM -0400 Grant Peel <gpeel at thenetnow.com> 

> Hi all,
> What would be the prefered method of upgrading servers from freebsd 6.x
> to 8.x ?
> Fresh install and reload users data, rebuild ports etc?

This is the best and easiest method.

> Upgrade direct from 6.x to 8.x?

This can be done, but you would have to rebuild all your ports and will 
likely run into issues that have to be resolved.

> Upgrade sequentially from 6.x to 7.x to 8.x?

Way too much hassle.  If you're going to chose the "upgrade" route, bite 
the bullet and go directly to 8.  Then deal with the ports issues that 
arise after rebuilding them all.

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
"It is as useless to argue with those who have
renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson

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