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Q: How can I upgrade my XigmaNAS OS ?
A:
Most upgrades are completed without any problems, sometimes there are minor issues that are easily fixed. Do not commit datacide! Follow best practices and you too will successfully complete your upgrade. Make sure you understand the upgrade procedures detailed on this page before you start.

Read the Readme Notes that comes with an new release

  • Before upgrade you must always backup your configuration file, your system disk and all your data (if possible). At minimum backup your configuration and system, this is easy and generally quick to do.
  • If you have installed ports, packages or extensions outside of a jail they may not all work after an upgrade. It depends on what you installed, how and whether or not the underlying FreeBSD software versions your add-ons rely on have changed.
  • Upgrading is not a magic bullet to solve a problem you are having with your server. Fix your current problem first, then upgrade later. Do not make matters worse by adding more complications on top of an existing problem.
  • Only use Embedded firmware upgrade if your old system is equal or higher or as indicated in the latest release notes.

Procedures:

Backup your current configuration. See! I knew you didn't do it the first time!

  • For “ Embedded ” platform (You need a minimum of 512 Mb RAM to perform the firmware update):
  1. Download the firmware img.xz from Sourceforge
  2. Go to XigmaNAS WebGUI Tab> System|Firmware and upload the new firmware.
  3. Backup your new configuration.
  4. If for any reason you cannot do a firmware upgrade then use LiveCD or LiveUSB, select option (9), then select Upgrade “Embedded” platform.
  • For “ Full ” platform:
  1. Backup your current configuration.
  2. Download the .ISO CD-ROM image from Sourceforge
  3. Burn ISO image on cd-rom.
  4. Boot from NAS4Free Live CD.
  5. Select option (9) Install/upgrade.
  6. Select Upgrade “Full” platform.
  7. Upgrade and Reboot. - Backup your new configuration.
  • For “LiveCD” platform:
  1. Backup your current configuration.
  2. Download the .ISO cd-rom image from Sourceforge
  3. Burn ISO image on CD-ROM.
  4. Boot from NAS4Free LiveCD.
  5. The Live CD automatically upgrades the existing config file .
  6. Backup new configuration.
  • For “LiveUSB” platform:
  1. Backup your current configuration.
  2. Download the LiveUSB img.gz file from Sourceforge
  3. Create a new LiveUSB flash drive, do not overwrite / re-use your current one. If you have a problem or make a mistake you may not be able to boot your server!
  4. Boot from new NAS4Free LiveUSB.
  5. The LiveUSB automatically upgrades the existing config file .
  6. Backup new configuration.
Basic Install & Upgrade ⇒All Versions
faq/0041.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/10 18:28 by zoon01