F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Discuss or report issues regarding TOS updates or beta releases
User avatar
JayBlingham
Posts: 75
Joined: 04 Oct 2020, 10:34

F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Post by JayBlingham » 13 Nov 2020, 08:40

TLDR: My upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06 completed without any major issues, but I had to use the manual update file.

Here are the details, for anyone that wants to read them.

Update Prep:

1. Backup. This means backup everything. All the data you have? Back it up. Files? Folders? Config? Back it all up. Basically, perform a backup. Do you have backups? You should have backups. You know what you'd use if you lost everything and needed to get your files back? A backup. (Clear enough yet?)

2. Backup your TNAS config. I won't reiterate like I did above because I think you get it already, but this is what will make your life easier if for some
reason the update goes wrong, and you need to revert back.

3. If you back up to USB like I do, remove the USB drive from the system (safely eject), and make sure you can read the contents on another system. This is very important in my opinion because you never know what might go wrong during an update, and if you leave it connected that could propagate to the USB drive. It's not likely, but possible, and when it comes to data it's better to err on the side of caution. Eject it, put it into another Linux system (if you're like me and formatted EXT) and just make sure your data is readable and in-tact. Then, leave it out for the update - it's not needed, and you can just reconnect it later.

Update Process:
Extremely smooth. Didn't take long at all, maybe 10 minutes total including download (possibly even shorter). No errors, no glitches, nothing to note at all - except how quickly the update went. As I mentioned above, I did have to use the update file since the automatic update didn't work, but aside from that it was great.

Post Update/First Look Around:
So far, everything major looks good. My shares were all there and still accessible. Plex was immediately accessible, and I didn't lose my database. My Docker containers were all there. At first glance, everything looked in place. There were only a few minor things I found, which were as follows.

- Plex icon was missing from the TOS desktop. Easy fix. Went into Applications, found Plex, and clicked on "Send to Desktop".
- I had turned off Telnet because I don't use it. After the upgrade, it was back on. Turned it off again.
- I thought that the new update would stop the "User token expired" message when you idle for too long on the login page. Seems like it didn't.
- As I said above, my Docker containers were all there - but stopped. I had to manually start them (even though the auto-start is turned on).

There you have it. So far, these are all the issues I've had. I'll be honest, I was nervous about updating, but with my backup in hand I just took the plunge. Glad I did.

Thanks for reading.
Jay
---------------------------------------
F5-221, 4.2.07-2011241531
---------------------------------------

User avatar
TMSupport
Customer Service
Posts: 879
Joined: 13 Dec 2019, 15:15

Re: F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Post by TMSupport » 13 Nov 2020, 11:12

Thank you for the report.
Do feel free to contact us if any issues.
To contact our tech team, please email to support(at)terra-master.com, remember to replace (at) with @

User avatar
sianderson
Posts: 113
Joined: 02 Aug 2020, 03:42

Re: F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Post by sianderson » 13 Nov 2020, 17:22

perfect post, i can definitely recommend the checking backups before doing upgrades, while i am aware i could have got a TM tech to connect in to try and rescue my F2-210 after the 4.2.06 update and then following major issues with plex on the new version, the nas drive wanting to re-format my drive and lose all my data

its almost restored my 3tb of data from USB that had automatically been performed the night before the upgrade so i'm confident that i have zero data loss but do wonder whether a clean install was the better way to go as the unit does seem to be behaving (plex installed and running without any issues just not got any library yet until the restore completes)
F2-210

4.2.07-2011231832

User avatar
JayBlingham
Posts: 75
Joined: 04 Oct 2020, 10:34

Re: F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Post by JayBlingham » 13 Nov 2020, 22:35

It'll be good to compare notes over the next while on how our systems are performing (Upgrade vs. Re-install). So far things seem good here, and I'm not feeling any sluggishness or anything from the upgrade (you know the feeling, like when you'd install updates in Windows 98 and everything would "feel" slower) :D. Either that, or I'm just old lol
Jay
---------------------------------------
F5-221, 4.2.07-2011241531
---------------------------------------

User avatar
sianderson
Posts: 113
Joined: 02 Aug 2020, 03:42

Re: F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Post by sianderson » 13 Nov 2020, 23:46

as far as the nas unit itself and the way plex has just handled scanning my folders im more than happy with its performance it does seem a much smoother experience, im guessing i had quite a bit of shrapnel around on the installation starting with 4.1.26 at the start of august and then going through the many upgrades and god knows how many plex attempts etc

i'm only using a desktop hard drive rather than a nas hdd so not expecting blazing transfer speeds but i average 60 to 80mb/s from pc to nas and 80 - 100mb/s from nas to PC so clearly its delivering good enough speeds for me to be happy with also (1gb lan)
F2-210

4.2.07-2011231832

User avatar
JayBlingham
Posts: 75
Joined: 04 Oct 2020, 10:34

Re: F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Post by JayBlingham » 14 Nov 2020, 01:23

Very nice. I average 100+MB/s back and forth between my PC and NAS. PC is 1GB, and NAS is teamed 1GB. I'm using 2x Seagate IronWolf 4TB, and 2x WD (older) 3TB NAS drives (I shucked them out of a WD NAS that was a few years old). So far, so good. I originally had shucked 6TB WD greens in there, but the RAID kept dying. It was my first NAS, and I had no idea about the tweaks needed to run non NAS so I ended up just investing in the Seagate drives :)
Jay
---------------------------------------
F5-221, 4.2.07-2011241531
---------------------------------------

User avatar
sianderson
Posts: 113
Joined: 02 Aug 2020, 03:42

Re: F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Post by sianderson » 15 Nov 2020, 05:57

I stayed away from the green drives but it’s currently got a single Seagate BarraCuda 6 TB drive in, I keep on meaning to buy another one to put in the spare slot but it’s backed up by a 5TB drive in a usb enclosure that runs every night
F2-210

4.2.07-2011231832

User avatar
Charlie_Croker
Posts: 16
Joined: 07 Oct 2020, 19:05

Re: F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Post by Charlie_Croker » 21 Nov 2020, 16:21

You could always try "Shucking" a drive from one of these,https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1 They are white label WD drives (Relabelled WD Reds).

They're a bargain and it takes minutes to shuck them.https://tynick.com/blog/09-28-2020/how- ... nal-drive/

User avatar
JayBlingham
Posts: 75
Joined: 04 Oct 2020, 10:34

Re: F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Post by JayBlingham » 22 Nov 2020, 23:46

Thanks for the tip! I’ll keep my eye out for them. Not many listed on Amazon Canada that I can see.
Jay
---------------------------------------
F5-221, 4.2.07-2011241531
---------------------------------------

User avatar
alexstoica
Posts: 4
Joined: 23 Nov 2020, 16:22

Re: F5-221 Successful Upgrade from 4.1.30 to 4.2.06

Post by alexstoica » 25 Nov 2020, 18:54

Hey Jay,

I'm glad you're upgrade was successful and I want to ask where did you get the software from as on https://support.terra-master.com/downlo ... uct=F5-221 the latest available software is 4.1.30.

Also can you tell me if now the web admin interface uses TLS 1.2?

thank you

Post Reply