I am doing that only but the package is 8mb while free space is 7.3mb so it is failing to get copied. In onld package I cannot uninstall as there are no extra packages. Only system package is installed.Put there system package only, reboot and after then install other packages you need.
Yes, but note this topic is about RouterOS 7 and this option is no longer available! There now is only a single package "routeros" and it contains everything that was in the combined package before, only niche packages like usermanager, gps, ups etc remain separate.I gave up with asking mikrotik to stop using combined package and to start with shipping the devices with the 3-4 essential packages only. Never mind. I am always starting with installation of those packages I need everytime I get new device. And I suggest the same to everyone.
It appears the "official" answer is that this problem does not exist, because they test it before release and it works for them (on a default config).i have the same problem, what's the official company answer?
Note that the start of this topic mentions "Unable to upgrade to v7.1". You should not do that yet, it is a beta version.do i have to "recall" the routers i have installed to customers to install the separate package version?
It appears the "official" answer is that this problem does not exist, because they test it before release and it works for them (on a default config).i have the same problem, what's the official company answer?Note that the start of this topic mentions "Unable to upgrade to v7.1". You should not do that yet, it is a beta version.do i have to "recall" the routers i have installed to customers to install the separate package version?
You can perform the multi-package solution remotely, assuming you were also able to start the update procedure remotely.
(this of course depends on the details of your network and the configuration you applied to the routers)
I think you changed this:thanks for your reply pe1chl, the topic title is "HAP mini unable to update" so i chose not to create another post with the same problem. Don't worry i don't plan to install beta versions on production networks. Sorry, i edited my post to add more experiences with the matter in the meanwhile.
This is of course both not the right thing to do!installing all the "extra packages" once resulted to bricking the router. never tried again.
installing only the system, worked, maybe by luck but i don't feel safe to try it remotely
unfortunately, not an option for hap mini/lite devices based on smips platform... not enough free space on storage, and default packages can just be disabled, not uninstalled, which just does not free any space at all...What you should do is: check what packages you want. To start, you can look at what packages you have enabled in the existing router.
From that, you can remove what you know for sure you are not using (normally "mpls", "routing", often "ipv6", usually "hotspot").
Then you upload only the remaining packages as extracted from the extra-packages zip file. So that would be:
advanced-tools, dhcp, ppp, security, system, wireless.
Then reboot, and it will install only that and you will not lose any functionality.
They will have to come up with something. They can't discontinue support for such relatively new devices (they still sell them), or have them upgradeable only using Netinstall. So probably even more crippled version of RouterOS (if I remember correctly, something was already removed from smips version). Or maybe some kind of differential updates, but that would be quite tricky, because it could still require too much memory that these devices don't have.... just forget about using version 7 on such a small device, that will not be realistically possible)
ok, but then WHY build the firmware bin files available on download section for SMIPS platform, which afaik consists in just the mini and the lite hap models... i removed EVERYTHING, even backups and all i could find in FILES, no config at all, downgraded to the oldest firmware available to have more room, no way... i've contacted firstname.lastname@example.org, let's see...Yes, of course the easy thing would be to rip out all the features that a "normal" user would not use on such a tiny device (like routing, capsman, hotspot and of course mpls (but that is not yet present in v7) and make those available as separate packages only.
Then those that want to use those devices as a cheap lab setup can still install them (and live with upgrade problems) and those that just bought it as a WiFi AP for the home will not be bothered by them.
But how long will that work? The system package already is the largest package by far and it will keep growing due to new features that are difficult to put in separate packages, and the 6.47 version already is at the limit for what can be used and online-upgraded on them.
Maybe the upgrade function can be improved by trying to free as much memory as possible at the start of the operation (flush all caches etc).