At the end of this month, our FreeBSD 8.2 installation will no more be supported by the FreeBSD Security team.
I'd like to use freebsd-update since it looks the more convenient way to update the whole system from FreeBSD 8.2 to FreeBSD 8.3. But I don't have any experiences with freebsd-update.
I already started to read the documentation.
And paying attention especially on this section:
25.2.3 Major and Minor Upgrades
We don't have special stuff on this system, just the usual like Apache, PHP, Subversion, Python, Ruby, etc.
My questions are:
Can I use freebsd-update on a "live" installation like ours?
Do you think that upgrading from 8.2 to 8.3 implicate a lot of downtime beside rebooting the system?
Can you please advice on a general strategy or point me to some resources on the Web.