On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 08:16:30AM +1100, richard wrote: > Migrating data will be problematic as there's lot of user cr*p and custom > built web apps from generations of cowboy programmers, plus about 300 users > and a couple of dozen virtual domains. > > As I'm really only after a stable implementation of a USB external drive > (for backup) am I better off trying an upgrade from 4.8 to 4.9?
Sounds like you're in a very similar situation to me :P In answer to the question, I would have thought so. If you're just interested in trying out 5.x for the heck of it (there isn't a specific reason for upgrading), you're probably better of installing it on a dev box perhaps - if that's possible. I'm amazed you have that many users but haven't managed to fill up /var yet with it being so small! > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf > Of Lowell Gilbert > Sent: Wednesday, 11 February 2004 1:38 AM > To: Jez Hancock > Cc: Richard Beyer; [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: Re: Newbie Upgrading 4.8 - 5.2, filesystem full > > Jez Hancock <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 08:10:05PM +1100, Richard Beyer wrote: > > > Thanks Jez, > > > > > > Here's my df -h > > > Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on > > > /dev/ad0s1a 126M 106M 9.4M 92% / > > > /dev/ad0s1f 252M 9.6M 222M 4% /tmp > > > /dev/ad0s1g 72G 2.7G 64G 4% /usr > > > /dev/ad0s1e 252M 51M 181M 22% /var > > > procfs 4.0K 4.0K 0B 100% /proc > > > > > > > > > It's an 80Gig HDD and I was using the sysinstall | upgrade | all | > include > > > ports > > > > Seems odd that so much space is taken up by / - perhaps under 5.x more > > space is required? I really do need to install 5.x at some point ... :P > > Yes, more space is used in the root filesystem for 5.x. [For > several different reasons...] > > > Can you not do a backup of your data and start over with a fresh install > > of 5.2? You have stacks of room on the hdd spare, so presumably doing > > this wouldn't be too problematic. > > That's definitely the way to go if possible; there are a number of > advantagious new features that will be difficult to take advantage > of otherwise. -- Jez Hancock - System Administrator / PHP Developer http://munk.nu/ http://jez.hancock-family.com/ - Another FreeBSD Diary http://ipfwstats.sf.net/ - ipfw peruser traffic logging _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"