Upgrading from 8 to 9 as opposed to a fresh 9 install
What's the advantages/disadvantages of upgrading as opposed to "starting fresh". I'm speaking of purely OS level...not taking into account proprietary or 3rd party software that may be installed...
The box as an external RAID array. Perhaps it would be better to just upgrade, so that some of the drivers wouldn't have to be reloaded...etc.
But...I was wondering, (you know how windows gets cluttered up in the registry), if it would be just better to redo the whole thing...for performance. Ofcourse, Solaris doesn't get "resgistry" clutter...but still.
It hasn't ran right for over a year...I don't think an upgrade will really make a difference. My guess is that most of the envirnmental variables...etc, are messed up.
Anyway, just wanted to hear the experts thoughts.