ZFS Nexentastore community for ESX: upgrade?

Hi,

I have this ZFS Nexentastore community edition running on an HP NL 40 microserver which is working fine.
However, the system is up and running for some months now and I’d like to know the following:

*How can I upgrade (currently version 3.1.3.5)?  setup appliance upgrade via putty?
*Are there any risks in upgrading (have no data on it that I can’t recover but still, never been there ...)

J.
janhoedtAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You should be able to upgrade to 3.1.5 by typing

setup appliance upgrade

and then

setup appliance upgrade –r 3.1

Assuming you have an Internet connection.

As for risks, with any upgrade, a backup of all data should be made, before commencing, also create a checkpoint.

setup appliance checkpoint
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Did the setup "appliance upgrade", then it took my through the install (no furhter actions asked, it started right away -asked for confirmations), rebooted.
Though now version seems the same

Server Time      Thu Jan 16 16:01:49 2014
Time Zone      Europe/Brussels
Last System Boot      Mon Jul 15 16:53:11 2013
Load Average      0.29, 0.25, 0.32
NMS Version      3.1.3.5 (r10429)
NMC Version      3.1.3.5 (r10417)
NMV Version      3.1.3.5 (r10417)
OS Version      3.1.3.5
Total Memory      16255MB
Free Memory      1778MB
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
This is what I get when I want to upgrade (again, previous update went ok but new version is not visible)):


nmc@Nexenta:/$ setup appliance upgrade
Cleanup upgrade caches (note: cleanup is generally not required and can be skipped in most cases; if you say Yes, prepare to wait for software upgrade to complete a bit longer) ?  No

You are about to upgrade the appliance software. Please be advised that by executing this operation you agree to be bound by the terms of the product license available at http://www.nexenta.com/nexentastor-licenses. This operation may take some time to check with the remote appliance's software repository. Proceed?  (yYes
Checking repository sources. Please wait...

Found new upgrades!
Verifying upgrades...
Trying to gain exclusive access to the appliance.
This operation may take up to 30 seconds to complete. Please wait...
Exclusive access granted.
Initiating appliance upgrade procedure. Please wait...
Success. This upgrade will download approximately 104.00MB
This upgrade will require REBOOT. Proceed? (y/n)
Upgrade interrupted.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Did you proceed with Reboot ?
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Yes I did, after reboot I didn't saw version change, also not via ssh.
Therefore I tried to do the upgrade again but then it shows "upgrade interrupted".
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Problem now is that I don't know if I can use the ZFS again or if there 's somewhere some process going on. Upgrade showed succesfull but version did not change ...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'd scratch it and start again.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Rebooted the ZFS, since then no reaction at all. Ping is there but putty refuses connection.
I know discover my backup of vm's on ZFS is corrupt. All other data is no problem. Duh ....
Well then, I might have to reinstall.

Is there a way to keep my disks ... f.e. boot from an USB stick with esxi (still have it), then use the procedure to use nexenta on a vm ...?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No, re-install.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Recovered my zfs
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