How to install an OS upgrade or Service Pack on GuardianOS powered SnapServers?

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    How to install an OS upgrade or Service Pack on GuardianOS powered SnapServers?

     

    This information is not Operating System specific.

     

    ---Solution---

     

    Before upgrading, we recommend that you have a complete recent backup of any data residing on your SnapServer.

     

    After you have verified your backup please contact Overland Technical Support for directions on obtaining the file(s) necessary to upgrade.

     

    Upgrading takes between 15 and 20 minutes on average and will require 2 reboots.

     

    Step 1.

     

    Place the upgrade file(s) on your desktop for easy access.  These can be removed or archived appropriately after you have updated your GuardianOS powered SnapServer.

     

    Step 2.

     

    - Point your browser to

     

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    http://YourSnapServer/admin/debug.cgi

           NOTE: Replace any instance of Your SnapServer in this article with the name

                or IP address of your SnapServer

    - In the command box issue the following command: df -h /

    - Check for available space and make sure that you have at least 200 MB available:

       - Filesystem Size Used <b>Avail</b> Use% Mounted on

       - /dev/md100root 529M 329M <b>200M</b>  61%  /

     

    If you do not have at least 200 MB available please contact Overland Technical Support for assistance in performing maintenance on your system.

     

    Step 3:

     

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    - Point your browser to http://YourSnapServer/admin/

    - Navigate to Maintenance -> Shutdown/Restart

    - Click on the Restart button.

    You will automatically return to the Admin page after your Snap Server is done rebooting.

     

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    - Point your browser to http://YourSnapServer/admin/

    - Click on Maintenance -> OS Update

    - Browse to the upgrade file and click OK.

    - You will be prompted to restart your server.

     

    If you have more than one upgrade to perform, such as upgrading to the current OS and then applying a service pack, you will need to do these one at a time.