Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 15:43 Post subject: Risky to update R6300v2 from r46380 (Apr-21, pre-SWCONFIG)?
I have a R6300v2 in a remote location, running the last pre-SWCONFIG build (r46380) from 2021-04-17.
I am contemplating bringing it up-to-date to the current build. It doesn't have any VLAN or non-default switch configuration. But I know a lot had changed after the r46380 boundary when BS moved DD-WRT to SWCONFIG.
I cannot do NVRAM ERASE (or reset to factory) after the update, since that is in a remote location. May I have some advice on whether there is added risk of malfunction (or worse, bricking it) if I bring this up-to-date in a 'dirty' (no factory reset) state?
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Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 16:36 Post subject:
I know some nvram and other variables have had some changes and such. I think @egc has upgraded without resetting without issue on a similar device. I haven't reset my R7000P without issue, either. I am going to be backing up my config and hard resetting soon to do specific testing, though. _________________ "Life is but a fleeting moment, a vapor that vanishes quickly; All is vanity"
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If there is someone to power down and up I would take my chances
Yeh - there're humans that can reach the power button (but none is tech-savy).
The worst I can afford to happen is if it somehow require a "Factory Reset" -- I had written a bunch of reset scripts and loaded on a USB stick on board of that R6300v2. It does require the box still somewhat functional (i.e. not bricked).
In that case, although it's a long shot, but I may be able to get a person to reset, logon Web GUI on a WIFI connection, enable USB and then execute my script.
If it were to 'brick' everyone at that location will lose internet access with no one to set it back up:(