Updating FreeBSD 9.0 to 9.2 Using Freebsd-update

Some VPS providers don’t offer FreeBSD 9.0, but 9.0 is outdated? Yes, as you can read on http://www.freebsd.org/releases/ release 9.0 has reached it’s End-Of-Life. You’ll have to update to 9.2, but what if there is no image available for 9.2 to (re)build your VPS?

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# freebsd-update fetch
# freebsd-update install

Reboot your server

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# freebsd-update upgrade -r 9.2-RELEASE
# freebsd-update install

Reboot your server again

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# freebsd-update install

You can check your system info now

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# uname -mrs
FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE amd64

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