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Dual image boot recovery is an important feature?

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AnthonyB
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FEATURE REQUEST: Recovery Partition or Dual Boot Directory Structure

Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:53 pm

Most carrier level solutions have a requirement for a dual image system with multistage upgrade process aimed at reducing downtime of any single component in the network.

While very reliable there have been occasions where network engineers need to do a netboot recovery process after an upgrade. This requires a truck-roll to resolve even in the event that the router is operational.

If, like other systems, it were possible to roll back to a previous good image either manually or automatically under specific conditions during the upgrade process then it would be possible to reduce customer impact due to downtime required to get someone to the sit in order to manually intervene on the device.
 
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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Recovery Partition or Dual Boot Directory Structure

Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:08 am

This is already supported, see this: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Partitions
 
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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Recovery Partition or Dual Boot Directory Structure

Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:49 am

This is already supported, see this: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Partitions
This!

Of course it can only work if there is sufficient storage capacity available.
Which means any device with just 16MB NAND storage is out. Which is almost every current ROS device <100$.

Would help of course, if ARM was officially supported.
 
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Re: FEATURE REQUEST: Recovery Partition or Dual Boot Directory Structure

Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:55 pm

Would help of course, if ARM was officially supported.
I think they just forgot to update the wiki page. Partitioning works just fine on ARM devices with enough storage.

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