On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 15:40:03 +0200 "Hr. Daniel Mikkelsen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Mikhail Vladimirov wrote: > > > I want to try the following trick: > > > > 1. Install FreeBSD 6.x-STABLE on the separate HDD, while it is > > inside my home PC. > > 2. Place this HDD into server, make it bootable. > > 3. Boot new system, and mount old HDD (with FreeBSD 4.x and all old > > stuff) > > 4. Setup jail inside new system, which will run old system. > > 5. Now I have all services running, and I can transfer it to new > > system one by one quietly. > > > > I believe, that FreeBSD is backward compatible, and all my stuff, > > which successfully run on 4.x sill run inside jail on 6.x. I am > > right? Did anybody tried to do something like this? What was the > > results? > > Hi. > > It might work well enough for your services to run, depending on what > they are. > > I'd insert two new steps in between 3 and 4: > > 3b: Tar down a copy of the old system. > 3c: Upgrade the old system in place (mergemaster, installworld, etc.) > to the same version your new system is running. the original poster didn't say whether the services were from ports and/or base if from ports only then your suggestion (3c) could perhaps lead to problems (that is upgrading base and not upgrading ports, or am i wrong here ?) FYI, from experience i know that e.g. the config-file of dovecot changed (different syntax), so you can't just switch from 4.x to 6.x and keep all your config-files from the old setup for software from the ports in that case you need to first get a working setup for your services for 6.x before switching completely, but other than that the original plan sounds good _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"