On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 17:14:22 -0400 epilogue <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 14:50:13 +0200 > Remko Lodder <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Brent Bailey wrote: > > > > > Hello, > > > My company has been asked to help with the upgrade of several Freebsd > > > systems that are pretty old. The customer is running a file server > > > samba also running apache running FBSD 4.2, he wants to upgrade > > > using cvsup & the make buildworld procedure to upgrade to 5.x. Im > > > very familier with the make buildworld procedure however there have > > > been significant changes between 4.2 & 5.x so is this something that > > > can be done without many problems ? > > hello brent, > > though i don't know anyone who has gone this route, i imagine it is > possible. the reason most people don't cvsup from 4.x to 5.x is because > there is a fundamental change in the filesystem (details of which escape > me now - check the release notes at freebsd.org). it bugged me not to remember, so i had a look. it is UFS1 for 4.x vs. UFS2 for 5.x (which can still deal with UFS1). the following is a very informative article, one to which should not only help you decide, but to which you can direct your client, should you so be inclined: http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.2.1R/early-adopter.html epi p.s.: removed stable from the post. > by simply cvsupping, you > will _not_ be able to take advantage of the new filesystem. > > if your customer insists upon 5.x, it would probably be best to prepare a > full back-up then: > > a) take the machine down, make a fresh install of 5.x, then load back > data. > > b) build and configure a parallel 5.x machine, load it with the backed-up > data, then find a new use for the 4.x series machine. > > hth. > > > cheers, > epi > > > > Aside from reading throught the /usr/src/UPDATING file are > > > there things i should look out for being that the 2 versions are so > > > differrent. > > > > > > personally i would recommend going to the lastest stable release > > > 4.10-p2 > > > > > > I welcome this lists thoughts & opions on this matter > > > > > > thank in advance for any help :-) > > > > Hey Brent, > > > > FreeBSD 5.x has not yet been described as production release ready. > > So your customer is best advised to use the 4.x branch, and indeed at > > the moment that is 4.10 (and the patches afterwards ofcourse). > > > > However i am running FreeBSD 5.x as production server in 2 colocated > > boxes without any problems. So it does not mean that it's crashing all > > the time, but there might be bugs that can cause downtime for your > > customer, and he should be willing to risk that problem if you want to > > upgrade to 5.x. If he prefers stablitity, and little downtime you do > > best to upgrade to the latest 4 release with patches. > > > > Since it's a very long while back that i runned 4.x (4.3 ...) i can't > > remember anymore what the huge differences are, perhaps someone else > > can describe that to you. > > > > Cheers! > > > > -- > > Kind regards, > > > > Remko Lodder |[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Reporter DSINet |[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Projectleader Mostly-Harmless |[EMAIL PROTECTED] > > _______________________________________________ > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"