> However the fsck of our 300+500 GB RAIDs 
> takes almost an hour and that's why i want to switch to 5.x because it 
> fscks in the background.

Hi

FreeBSD 4.9 can fsck in the background too, look /etc/defaults/rc.conf

Set in /etc/rc.conf

fsck_y_enable="YES"

roberto




> The machine is an ASUS A7V333 with AMD XP 1800+ and 512 MB RAM, 3ware 
> 7500 RAID.
> It provides the 'usual' services:
> - NFS
> - Samba
> - IMAP
> - SMTP
> - LPD printing
> - Mailman
> - HTTP
> - Postgres
> - LDAP User, mail aliases, automount info
> - IMP Webmail
> 
> So, no fancy hard- or software, i guess.
> Would it be very hazardous to sitch to 5.2 already now?
> 
> Another thing: Is there any point in converting the filesystems to UFS2 
> (in a later step)?
> 
> Thanks for any insight,
> 
>       Heinrich
> -- 
> 
> Heinrich Rebehn
> 
> University of Bremen
> Physics / Electrical and Electronics Engineering
> - Department of Telecommunications -
> 
> Phone : +49/421/218-4664
> Fax   :            -3341
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