Upgrade old System

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Nov 20 09:36:23 UTC 2017

On Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:16:22 -0800, Doug Hardie wrote:
> I started to sftp the new system down to the server, and it had
> a catastrophic hardware failure.  There is no recovery from that
> as it appears the processor has failed: possibly from over voltage.
> Its difficult to troubleshoot from here.

That really sounds bad. But maybe it was just the right thing
to happen now: You've gained the ability (i. e., the only possible
way) to start from scratch. ;-)

> The client has decided to obtain a "new" system, so I will be
> installing 11.1 from scratch.  At least that what appears to be
> the current approach.

Yes, this sounds like a good idea. You will be able to use the
currently available infrastructures for OS updating, as well
as for building the software, which would _not_ be available
on 8.3 natively. Sometimes it's good not to have to deal with
a system that's EOL'ed many years ago...

> Hopefully I don't have to make the 4 hour drive each way.

When you have someone to setup the system and temporarily
attach a "console-to-Internet adapter" (maybe the installation
already offers one of the common solutions?), providing the
installation image and performing the installation should be
easy. Once set up, the system can be accessed directly.

Magdeburg, Germany
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