How to upload a FreeBSD custom image on DigitalOcean https://www.adminbyaccident.com/freebsd/how-to-upload-a-freebsd-custom-image-on-digitalocean/
@FiLiS it's not that I need.. They currently have 12.2 only, and that's going EOL, so what's going to happen then?
How long will I be able to perform new installs with 12.2?
@jpmens 12.2 already _is_ EoL as of 2022-03-31. And they don't have 13 or are willing to add support for 12.3? Are you doing fresh installs every time, no upgrades of the existing VMs?
@jpmens I don't know how much you need to use DO, but we've been using vultr.com for some VM things, they at least have 13.0, no 12.3 as far as I can see.
@FiLiS I could certainly change from DO to Vultr for these trainings. It'd be nice if they had a similar API with which to create instances (I believe so).
Question is for me whether it's simpler to migrate my stuff to 13.0 or to drop FreeBSD entirely for this. It's not rocket science, but I did invest quite a bit of time then, and would like to salvage some of the tech. https://jpmens.net/2019/12/11/on-building-an-ansible-training-environment-on-freebsd/
@jpmens @sng I just emailed DO today and got this back: "... the action plan is to retire FreeBSD versions through the UI starting June 2022 and through the API starting August 2022. We get that this might not be great news for customers like you who want to use FreeBSD on our platform, and you can still do that using Custom images, or through a Snapshot of your FreeBSD based Droplet" :(
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