Upgrading from 7.4 to 9.1
roberthuff at rcn.com
Sat Apr 27 16:55:37 UTC 2013
bsd at todoo.biz writes:
> >> I wanted to know if you would consider updating from 7.4 to 9.1
> >> directly ?
> >> Has anyone tried that with success ?
> > While it is certainly possible, many (myself included) will
> > recommend a clean install. Doing so has the following advantages:
> Well to tell you the truth, the main reason I was asking is that
> I'll have to visit my datacenter in order to do a clean install
> as opposed to remote upgrade.
If you know your hardware, you can build a disk /here/, send it
/there/, and have someone swap disks. Usually - but not always -
one can simply copy the kernel configuration file and rebuild
kernel+world. (Read /usr/src/UPDATING before doing so,)
> Unless someone else tells me that It is a painless rapid update.
It's painless ... except when it isn't.
Robert "trust in Allah, but tie up your camel" Huff
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