Support #293

Upgrading FreeNAS

Added by Daniel Curtis over 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Network Attached Storage
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With the new version of FreeNAS coming out recently, I decided to upgrade to the newest version of FreeNAS. To begin I backed up the configuration of the existing FreeNAS server by logging into the FreeNAS panel and going Settings and selecting Save config.

From there I downloaded the newest FreeNAS version for flash and burned it onto new USB drive:

xzcat FreeNAS-9.2.0-RELEASE-x64.img.xz | pv | dd bs=1M of=/dev/sdb

Note: Make sure to flash to the correct device through fdisk -l.

I then replaced the original USB drive with the old version of FreeNAS with the newer USB drive and booted it up. After identifying the IP address, I opened a web browser and pointed it at the IP address of the FreeNAS box. I was immediately prompted to change the admin password, after doing so I went to the Settings of the new FreeNAS install and selected Upload Config and uploaded the configuration from the previous FreeNAS installation. I was again prompted to change the admin password, and again changed it.

The server upgrade finished with a few minor hiccups. One being the BIOS was not set to boot from the new USB drive, this was fixed by rebooting the machine and pressing [F2] at boot time and going to the Boot section and change the priority of the boot order.


Updated by Daniel Curtis over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

Updated by Daniel Curtis over 7 years ago

  • Project changed from 38 to FreeBSD Administration
  • Category set to Network Attached Storage
  • Target version set to FreeNAS 9.x

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