Upgrading NS 6.8 on live system to 7


(Lewis) #1

Hi all
I have not been here in some time, I am back with questions as usual. Can an upgrade from NS 6.8 to NS 7 be done on a live running system without crashing it?

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(Gabriel GHEORGHIU) #2

Hi Lewis,
Welcome back!

No, you can’t!
There is somewhere in this forum more details for “why not” but I can’t find now to show you the path.

You can read more about NS 7, here:


(Lewis) #3

Thanks Gab.

(Filippo Carletti) #4

I think that we will work on the 6 -> 7 live update after we release 7 final.

(Lewis) #5

Let me wait on that for now. Thank you @filippo_carletti

(Alejandro Guerra) #6

another waiting +1

(Clinton Bester) #7

I cant wait… :laughing: tackle the problems and errors at hand its the best way to learn…

(Rob Bosch) #8

Better make that a rock solid procedure. I know ‘that other distro’ has always been struggling with upgrades to new versions. Avoid problems at all cost!

(Lewis) #9

Hi good people
Just checking if any luck on the upgrade from 6.8 to 7?

(Giacomo Sanchietti) #10

We will work on it after the release of NS 7 stable :slight_smile:

(Stefano Zamboni) #11

FTR, which distro?

(Alessio Fattorini) #12

I guess Something that starts with a “Z” :smirk:

(Marc) #13

Fo those waiting for an upgrade path… it’s time to raise your voice and share your thoughts :innocent: :

(Loren Tedford (Kc9Zhv)) #14

Did the upgrade get completed from 6.8 to 7? Can we live upgrade?

(Alessio Fattorini) #15

Not yet, we’re currently working on it :slight_smile:


+1 for live upgrade to NS7 :wink:

(Giacomo Sanchietti) #17

Upstream doesn’t support anymore upgrade from 6 to 7:

(Alessio Fattorini) #18

And… where’s that leave us?

(Davide Principi) #19

:unamused: we’ll give it a try, after the backup-restore procedure is finished!


(Rob Bosch) #20

This would be a HUGE ouch if this means that upgrade from NS6x -> NS7.x would mean backup, install from scratch and restore… :confused: