Author Topic: I regret ever having upgraded from RAID-F 2.0 to 2.1  (Read 2168 times)

Offline SloPoke

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I regret ever having upgraded from RAID-F 2.0 to 2.1
« on: September 20, 2015, 07:35:22 pm »
RAID-F 2.0 was working great.  All scheduled jobs ran, I was able to restore deleted files, update, validate and quick-validate ran without problems.

Installed 2.1, had to recreate email and schedules and now email doesn't work and validate reports corrupted files, memory leaks, weirdness with file name displays, and my 9 hour weekly overnight validate locked up my system partway through.

So, I uninstalled 2.1 and put 2.0 back.  Now I can't get anything to run, it keeps reporting :

2015-09-20 17:15:51,977] INFO : Executing quick-validate...
[2015-09-20 17:15:51,977] INFO : [quick-validate] started at: Sun Sep 20 17:15:51 PDT 2015
[2015-09-20 17:15:52,026] ERROR: [quick-validate] error: NullPointerException[null]
java.lang.NullPointerException
   at com.tchegbe.lib.io.a.g.c.a(Unknown Source)
   at com.tchegbe.lib.io.a.g.c.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
   at com.tchegbe.lib.io.a.g.c.<unknown>(Unknown Source)
   at com.tchegbe.lib.io.a.e.x.a(Unknown Source)
   at com.tchegbe.lib.io.a.e.c.a.run(Unknown Source)
   at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
[2015-09-20 17:15:52,026] INFO : [quick-validate] completed at: Sun Sep 20 17:15:52 PDT 2015
[2015-09-20 17:15:57,004] INFO : Sending email alert - message=[My SnapShot RAID][QUICK-VALIDATE] FAILURE
[2015-09-20 17:15:59,932] INFO : [My SnapShot RAID][QUICK-VALIDATE] FAILURE - emailed...

OK, let me do a bare metal restore of my boot drive from just before I upgraded to 2.1.  Should be exactly like I had never installed 2.1, but nope,  no luck, still getting java.lang.NullPointerException.

Looks like I'll have to recreate from scratch. This is an entire day wasted.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2015, 07:40:28 pm by SloPoke »

Offline Brahim

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Re: I regret ever having upgraded from RAID-F 2.0 to 2.1
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 11:32:27 pm »
You have to erase the parity drive and recreate parity.
Version 2.0 does not understand the changes made in 2.1.

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Re: I regret ever having upgraded from RAID-F 2.0 to 2.1
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 02:11:33 am »
That's what I thought so it's recreating overnight. I guess I could take another crack at 2.1 if email gets fixed. I don't know though, 2.0 is very stable for me and has saved me a couple of times already.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2015, 02:14:42 am by SloPoke »

Offline magic_merkin

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Re: I regret ever having upgraded from RAID-F 2.0 to 2.1
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 05:58:36 pm »
Same here, i'm rolling back.

Since update i've lost:

Schedules.
Email settings.
Some Shares individually mapping after reboot, several not. (Apparently this is a known bug that's been raised).
Validate reports all files are corrupted (they arn't).

Now i could start over and recreate my pool, but i read that's slower on 2.1 possibly and i'd still be stuck with share issues which mess up my XBMC environment. I don't have time to troubleshoot, the wife is going on maternity leave :)

I can put my log somewhere if it's wanted. But yeah. I think i might take the chance to rebuild my server and pool. Installing 2.0's latest iteration which was fantastic. Check back in 6 months on 2.1's dev.

 :-[
« Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 06:38:16 pm by magic_merkin »

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Re: I regret ever having upgraded from RAID-F 2.0 to 2.1
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 03:46:31 pm »
There seems to be no official documentation as to what the effects of an 'upgrade' are.  In fact, it looks like you can only install side by side (maybe) or uninstall 2.0 and install 2.1. 

It took me FOREVER to get my configuration stable, so I appreciate this post, because there is no way I want to put myself through the hell of re-configuring everything all over again.

I guess if I ever upgrade from windows 7, I'll have to bite the bullet.  But in the meantime, I think I'll stick with 2.0 forever.

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Re: I regret ever having upgraded from RAID-F 2.0 to 2.1
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2015, 06:23:21 am »
My schedules were silently wiped during the upgrade. As the config loaded fine I assumed it was the WHOLE config but clearly not. Array was totally exposed to a drive failure for 16 days before I noticed the email logs were out of date. Very disappointing.
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