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Upgrade Volume too small

I have an R77.30 Log server which is due for upgrade for R80.20. It is an open server on ESXi Vmware.

The upgrade volume is too small to take a snapshot.

a) How can I increase the "upgrade volume" size
b) Is it automatically calculated as I cannot actually see an upgrade volume
c) I imagine this is going to prevent me from performing a major version upgrade to R80.20?

I can't currently replicate this as all other customer servers and my lab server have an upgrade volume larger than lv_current. If I simply add disk will this resolve itself? It may be in this state due to multiple upgrades over the years. My last resort is fresh install, but it's difficult because the box is remote.

LVM overview
Size(GB) Used(GB) Configurable Description
lv_current 11 6 yes Check Point OS and products
lv_log 48 29 yes Logs volume
upgrade 0 N/A no
swap 8 N/A no Swap volume size
free 12 N/A no Unused space
------- ----
total 79 N/A no Total size

Expert@servername:0]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 85.8 GB, 85899345920 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 10443 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 38 305203+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 39 1082 8385930 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 1083 10443 75192232+ 8e Linux LVM

[Expert@servername:0]# pvs
PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree
/dev/sda3 vg_splat lvm2 a- 71.69G 12.69G

[Expert@servername:0]# lvs
LV VG Attr LSize Origin Snap% Move Log Copy%
lv_current vg_splat -wi-ao 11.00G
lv_log vg_splat -wi-ao 48.00G

servername> show snapshots
Creation of an additional restore point will need 6.464G
Amount of space available for restore points is 0.59G

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There is a very good recipe for this: sk94671: How to add hardware resources, such as log storage, to a VMware Virtual Machine running Gai...

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Thanks for link.

Am happy to add disk. I just don't know if that is only going to add to the free space or if it will also be increasing my "upgrade volume" too. (I don't understand why/how my upgrade volume is so tiny 🙂)

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Perhaps this could help:

How to add hardware resources, such as log storage, to a VMware Virtual Machine running Gaia OS
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Why would you wanna upgrade? In VM just build a new server and migrate the config over (copy the logfiles), you will get all benefits of the new GAIA including the new filesystem, which with log servers will surely pay back.
Regards, Maarten

If I owned the VM system, I would definitely just do a new install. However the VM is owned by a customer, and the whole environment is remote to us (an MSSP). I could build a parallel log server, but don't really want the pain/delay of new IP addressing, NATs, firewall rules, change boards etc.


When yoo use the method I described before you keep the same IP on the new server and keep the old server in standby until the migration is done and your happy with it.
Run a migrate export on the old log server and run cpstop
then run cpconfig and disable startup of the product
change the IP on the old logserver to a free IP
install a new server with R80.30 Management
before you run the First Time Wizard setup the original IP of your old log server on the new server
run the FTW.
copy the export file from the old logserver on it's new IP
Import the exported file.
Regards, Maarten


Thankyou. that's a great approach. I think I will try that with the customer.

I like the way you think !

Cheers, Paul


I feel your pain, work an MSP as well. You just work with whats available.
Regards, Maarten

I would recommend clean install and log migration, as already suggested here

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