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zbirmingham's avatar
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Sep 21, 2011

Switching from partitions to volumes

I have a pair of 3600 that are running BIG-IP 10.2.0 Build 1707.0 Final. When I upgraded to v10, I reformatted the partitions so that I could fail-back to v9 if needed. Now that v10 has proven its stability I would like to move the BigIPs to volumes for easier future upgrades. How do I go about doing this? Do I back-up the configs and use the image to disk utility on each hard drive?

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  • Hamish's avatar
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    Short answer... Yes..



    You got it in one. Sorry there's not really an easier way, but to reformat the HD means wiping everything and replacing it.






  • Ok, so I just run the following on both disks and restore my configs manually?


    image2disk --instslot=HD1.1 --format=volumes BIGIP-version.iso