I am currently on OS 7.1.19 and am planning my upgrade path to the best version of 8 sometime soon. In order to upgrade do I have to install the base 8 version or just download it?
Yeah by the time I do the upgrade i will probably go to the latest most stable version as recommended by PA, so it will probably be higher thatn 8.1.3
Yeah, 8.1.4 came out last week so its probably a good ideea to let it bake for a bit. Also I would recommend a read into the 8.0.x train just for comparison, unless there are features in 8.1.x you need/require.
As a best practice, I usually only keep the base release, currently install, and previous installed. The other I delete to make sure I dont run out. If I recall you have some big numbered models and should have plenty of space.
Since you are running 7.1.19, I would only have that version, 7.1.0, and hte previous 7.1.x version you upgraded from. Should give you plently of space for a 8.1.x migration.
I have a PA 5050 with that partition around 90% full and that is a good practice to delete old OS version I did that when I moved to 7, seems so long ago. Seems like there are alot of changes going to 8 that I can see so far in the documentation
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