upgrade from 8.2 to 9.0

Dick Hoogendijk dick at nagual.nl
Sat Jan 14 12:04:21 UTC 2012

Op 14-1-2012 12:37, Mike Clarke schreef:
> On Saturday 14 January 2012, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
>> My system is running ZFS on root now, so I would very much like to
>> hear if the binary upgrade through freebsd-update works well for such
>> a system (w/ zfs on root). I don't want to get stuck with a system
>> that won't boot again because something goes wrong with zfs.
> Have you considerd using manageBE
> <http://anonsvn.h3q.com/projects/freebsd-patches/wiki/manageBE>? With
> this tool you can set up cloned alternative Boot-Environments (BE) so
> that you can go back to your old BE if the new one doesn't work.

I had not heard of this project before. Sounds very nice if it works. 
Manging BE's is one of the main things I miss in the FreeBSD ZFS 
support. Coming from (open)Solaris this was quite a disappointment. BE's 

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