On Sunday 19 April 2009 19:06:55 John Almberg wrote: > I've thought about setting up a dummy server, just to practice on. Is > this a good idea?
If this is to get a feel for the upgrade process, sure. But if the hardware is different, you won't be much wiser for the production box in question. I'm not upgrading a 6.4 for a client, because a previous upgrade to 7.0-STABLE hosed the data on the disk, due to an ata-regression. This is fixed most likely in 7.1-STABLE, but I'm not gambling just yet. Regressions are rare in FreeBSD (technically it's not a regression, the original 6.3 ran in UDMA mode and the 7.0 thought it could handle SATA, but it didn't), but they do happen. Either way with 7.2 around the corner, I would wait till that's out or do the testing with 7.2-PRERELEASE, since it's getting an awful lot of testing now. -- Mel _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"