Well I just went and took a look at my fbsd 5.3 and don't quite like what I see. Last time I booted is in Nov. '05. Stuff is working okay but I can't seem to find a cvs-supfile, which I thought I had. When I booted it, I received messages saying /var is full, which it is.

Is it worth upgrading this install to release 6 or should I start from scratch? Nothing on it really important so a reinstall would be fine.

If I reinstall, can I backup my /etc and use it for 6 or don't worry about it?