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9.3 to 11.2

BamBamm

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Is there a way to upgrade from 9.3 to 11.2?
I had 11.2 installed but it broke my jails (I couldn't create a jail for Plex). So I rolled back to 9.3 and now NONE of my files are accessible and the Update button doesn't work (it doesn't show any updates).

I REALLY need to access my data, any help is appreciated.
 

Chris Moore

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I REALLY need to access my data, any help is appreciated.
What does an upgrade have to do with accessing your data?

First, upgrade from 9.3 to 9.10 because that changes the underlying version of BSD:
https://archive.freenas.org/9.10/STABLE/9.10.2-U6/

After that, upgrade from 9.10 to 11.1 because that does another upgrade to the underlying version of BSD:
https://download.freenas.org/11/11.1-U7/

After that, I don't recommend it, but if you want to...
Then, you can go to 11.2, which does yet another upgrade to the underlying version of BSD:
https://download.freenas.org/11.2/STABLE/U5/
 
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BamBamm

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I can't access my data at all. The old link to my folders doesn't work (i.e. \freenass\main\website). Am I typing in the wrong info? And the user interface doesn't allow ANY updates. Can I update via shell?
 

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BamBamm

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11.2 didn't work after I upgraded so I tried to rollback to 11.1 but I kept getting error messages so I was dumb enough to rollback to 9.3 and now 9.3 doesn't work.
 

Chris Moore

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Upgrading FreeNAS and upgrading the storage pool is two separate steps. Did you upgrade the pool?
after I upgraded so I tried to rollback to 11.1 but I kept getting error messages
What didn't work about 11.1? What were the error messages?
 

BamBamm

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The jails stopped working and it told me upgrade too a newer version.
 

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BamBamm

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Ok, but how do I upgrade when the u.i. doesn't see any updates?
 

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BamBamm

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I tried that and there's only boot to 9.3.
 

Chris Moore

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I tried that and there's only boot to 9.3.
How did you get from 11.2 to 9.3? Did you re-install using the old media, it may have erased you boot pool destroying all your old boot environments and the system config along with it.
Did you go through the configuration wizard and establish a new pool also?
 

BamBamm

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Did you re-install using the old media
No, I just selected an older boot from the boot menu. I will try again when I get home tonight. Thank you for the response.

I do have 11 config saved. But when I tried to load it, it says it is too new of a version to install.
 

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danb35

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Then you will need to go back to FreeNAS 11.2-U2.1 and make it work.
No, you won't. 11.1 will work perfectly well on a pool that's been upgraded by 11.2.
 

BamBamm

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You should be able to select the boot environment to use on next boot and reboot the system.
It doesn't give the option to boot other versions.
 

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So, you don't have any other boot environments listed in this screen:

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BamBamm

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Can I pull my RAID HDDs out and reinstall 11.1 on the DOM, then relink the pools to my data?
 
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