Bug #13209

Upgrade instructions with geli encryption

Added by G Brown over 4 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Closed: Not To Be Fixed
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Josh Paetzel
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During the upgrade procedure one can choose to store important upgrade info into ram or the main pool. Encrypted pools will not work, as after the reboot the upgrade info is not available. A note to use ram instead of encrypted pools would make the documentation more useful. This may be different for a 9.3x to 10.x upgrade


#1 Updated by G Brown over 4 years ago

  • File ixdiagnose.tgz added

#2 Updated by Jordan Hubbard over 4 years ago

What do you mean by "store important upgrade info into RAM"?

#3 Updated by G Brown over 4 years ago

From the 9.3 pdf, p 27:
"Use the drop-down menu to select an existing volume to* temporarily place the firmware file* during the upgrade. Alternately, select “Memory device” to allow the system to create a temporary RAM disk to be used during the upgrade. After making your selection, click the “OK” button to see the screen shown in Figure 2.5d.

The default is use an existing volume, which will fail for encrypted volumes, so a note to use a "Memory device" for encrypted volumes would be useful.

#4 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Unscreened to 15

Why would this fail for an encrypted device? Upgrades are started on a running system and the temporary device is only used during the pre-boot stage of the upgrade process.

#5 Updated by G Brown over 4 years ago

My bad ...understanding. The 9.2.x > 9.3.x upgrade from the web-ui did hang at the re-boot (after 30 minutes I gave up waiting); but maybe for another reason. Next I did install from the iso, upload the config file, and the system was alive, but the encrypted pool would not unlock, I had to follow the suggestion in the forums: detach the pool (save the shares), import the volume. So with a new install + config file there were issues. Maybe the same issues that prevented the web-ui upgrade reboot from completing? I just (incorrectly) assumed the system tried to get some info from the encrypted pool, and of course, it could not. So maybe this is not a simple documentation issue. Many refer to panz's post 5-27-2014:
or what caught my eye while waiting for the reboot:

Maybe the detach/import cycle should be in the documentation? I am hoping this won't be a 9.3.x > 10.x issue.

#6 Updated by Dru Lavigne over 4 years ago

  • Category changed from Documentation to 1
  • Status changed from 15 to Screened
  • Assignee changed from Dru Lavigne to Josh Paetzel

If that is the case, it is a software bug. Punting to Josh for testing.

#7 Updated by Jordan Hubbard over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Screened to Closed: Not To Be Fixed

Timing out and closing.

#8 Avatar?id=14398&size=24x24 Updated by Kris Moore about 4 years ago

  • Seen in changed from Unspecified to N/A

#9 Updated by Dru Lavigne about 3 years ago

  • File deleted (ixdiagnose.tgz)

#10 Updated by Dru Lavigne about 3 years ago

  • Target version set to N/A
  • Private changed from Yes to No

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