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Re: Upgrade from FC6 to FC11



Kevin Kofler wrote:
Excalibur Xcalibur wrote:
Thanks for the response people. I thought you guys would say that and I
was hoping that there would be a clean solution. There are too many
customizations for me to perform a clean install at this point.. I think
that I'll leave it as it is!

Well, you could try upgrading it step by step, like FC6->F8->F10 and then to F12 when it comes out. Skipping more than one release at a time isn't really tested or supported, so it can cause problems. But keeping the ancient release forever isn't a solution either.

That's exactly where a VM comes in. I can run an old OS in a VM, behind a modern firewall, mail system, etc. The thing I can't do is go on the net with with an old browser or serve anything with old servers. Depends on what you do with it, I have the "KRUD" FC6 as my print server, because some vendor hardware went unsupported after that, and it's an easy solution. I used to have one app running in an RH8 VM, getting and saving data to an NFS mounted filesystem. At least as secure as the host.

As a file server I agree, newer is better, and if you run software raid, quite recent is likely to be even more desirable in a few months.

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