Upgrade 2.4.2 to 2.4.4_2
In my office we have a pfsense with 2.4.2 version. In our branch there's a 2.4.3 version. I never upgrade to newer version before. I read the upgrade guide, but I still have some doubts about what's the best way to upgrade.
Should I uninstall all packages before upgrading? Or should I just upgrade from the GUI? Will pfsense reinstall all packages after the upgrade?
Obviously I will make a full backup before the upgrade.
If you are coming from 2.4.2 or 2.4.3, I would uninstall all packages first, then upgrade, then manually add them back once you are on 2.4.4.
If you follow all of the recommended steps at https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/install/upgrade-guide.html you should be fine.