Upgrade old System

Matthew Seaman matthew at FreeBSD.org
Sat Nov 11 10:18:10 UTC 2017

On 11/11/2017 09:54, Polytropon wrote:
>>> FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE #1: Wed Aug 24 10:25:44 CEST 2011 :-)

>> Unfortunately, re-installation is not possible.  Its just not
>> accessible except via ssh.

> Okay, this is limiting your options. Maybe you can use source
> update, but not directly from 8.2 to 11.1, but instead to 9.0,
> 10.0, 11.0; it's possible that you also need to upgrade each
> of the major versions to the maximum minor version first, then
> make the switch to the next major version.

One thing to check before you start: is the root partition large enough?
 The space required for the root has grown steadily over the years and
complaints about running out of space used to be a regular refrain on
the lists when a new major release came out.  Much less of a problem
nowadays given the installer defaults to a single big partition for
pretty much everything.



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