Ralph Ellis writes: > Usually you have to upgrade from major release to major release > i.e. 4.8 to 5.5, 5.5 to 6.1 etc. However, if you are only > protecting data files then copy them to a cd, dvd or separate > disk drive and do a clean install of 6.1. If you want to protect > configuration files then you may have to upgrade step by > step. Upgrading using the make buildworld, make build kernel, > make install kernel, reboot, make install world, mergemaster > process is time comsuming. If you only need to protect data, then > copy it off and do a clean install.
Optimal solution (if available): change address on old disk, set jumper to "read-only" install new disk install FreeBSD on new disk mount old disk "read-only" copy as desired Seriously: you can* source upgrade across major versions - been there - but every iteration is another possible failure mode. You'll also be stuck with all the crud left over from previous versions. Robert Huff * - unless the Release Engineering folks say otherwise _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"