i have about 10 production servers that i want to upgrade to bsd 7 and update all their ports in one shot. the problem is the down time. im wrapping up upgrading a 6.3 to 7 and its taken over 7 hours so far. thats way too long for our machines to be down.
the biggest slow down is the downloading of files. just sitting watching things i would say 70% of the time is downloading files. is there a way where i can build a distribution server that has everything i could possibly need to upgrade a machine from any 6.x to 7.0 and redo all the ports on that machine and have a cron job keep everything up to date on that server and when i upgrade a new machine, it simply goes to my internal distribution server to get the files. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"