Антон Клесс wrote:
That is what I suspected for.
What is the most safe way to upgrade it, remembering that this is production
server and I have to keep it working properly?
6.2-RC1 -> 6.2 RELEASE -> 7.2 RELEASE -> 8.0 RELEASE, or somehow in this
Depending on what your requirements for "production" might be and how
good know FreeBSD, this is a good enough path. The officially
recommended one also includes 6.4, but if the configuration is simple
enough (no fancy partitioning, no software RAID), you could simply skip
from 6.2RC1 all the way to 8.0 if you know what you are doing.
Regardless, you will need to upgrade all of the installed ports (you can
do it at the end, no need to upgrade every time).
In any case, don't do it remotely (without access to a physical
console), this is a long upgrade path for it to simply work the first
time. As others said, you can recover FreeBSD from practically any
disaster involving such an upgrade, but it won't necessarily be easy.
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