Is upgrading 2.0.1 via 2.1.5 safer to get to 2.2.4 than directly ?



  • Planning an upgrade for my 2.0.1 nano embedded Atom N270 system . Have to use i386 as no 64bit support for these single core Atoms. Just wondered if it was better to go from FreeBSD 8.1 to 8.3 first than straight to version 10 or whatever 2.2.4 is ?



  • Backup the config and upgrade to latest version. The latest version should hopefully have less of a change of having a bug within the upgrade code than the previous ones did.



  • You're best off going straight to 2.2.4.



  • We've got several of the netgate 2g and 4g nano installs. I haven't been able to get any of them to upgrade directly to 2.2 or 2.2.4 from 2.01 and 2.03.  I've been having to take a spare firewall and configure it, and then swap or crack the case with a pre-imaged CF. The auto-upgrade gets stuck looking for the root device and I've poured over this and other forums trying to figure out why. I haven't tried slow-stepping up the upgrade like you mentioned.



  • @dillstone:

    We've got several of the netgate 2g and 4g nano installs. I haven't been able to get any of them to upgrade directly to 2.2 or 2.2.4 from 2.01 and 2.03.  I've been having to take a spare firewall and configure it, and then swap or crack the case with a pre-imaged CF. The auto-upgrade gets stuck looking for the root device and I've poured over this and other forums trying to figure out why. I haven't tried slow-stepping up the upgrade like you mentioned.

    Interesting, I have a spare unit too, I'll try the direct jump on this to 2.2.4 and see what happens, does yours allow you to revert back to 2.0.1 in case of a failed upgrade ?