Binary upgrade from 8.4 to 10.1

John Howie john at
Mon Aug 3 21:24:46 UTC 2015

Hi Paul,

The FreeBSD Handbook is your friend:



On 8/3/15, 2:17 PM, "owner-freebsd-questions at on behalf of Paul Schmehl" <owner-freebsd-questions at on behalf of pschmehl_lists at> wrote:

>I am responsible for sysadmin work on two internet-facing servers - 
> and  Both of these servers are 
>production servers, and we have no test or devel servers.  (Small hobby 
>website with very little money.)
>I want to upgrade from FreeBSD 8.4 RElEASE to FreeBSD 10.1 RELEASE using 
>FreeBSD update.
>I've done this before, and I don't think I'll run into issues with the 
>binary update, but I want to make sure I do everything right and in the 
>right order.
>Is there a document that describes this process with detailed steps that 
>doesn't leave anything out?
>I did find this: 
>But I'm wondering if there is an official document that describes every 
>step of the process.
>Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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