I have a very old FreeBSD server at work.
atlas:~>uname -mprs FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE-p8 i386 i386
I'd like to update it. I'm quite familiar and comfortable with the "make world" methods. I've just never used it for a system that was 1.5 years out of date.
What do you feel would be the upgrade method with the lowest risk? I can think of using freebsd-update and cvsup/make-world. I can go straight to the newest version or I can go to the newest 6.x version and then go to 7.x and then to 8.x. That "stepping stone" method seems safest, but also uses a lot of time.
Thoughts? Is freebsd-update able to go through so many versions at the same time? How about cvsup/make-world?
Thanks in advance!