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N54L 5.2 5967 Update 9 upgrade...

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I've been running an N54L as a DS3615xs on 5.2 5967 Update 9 using SHR for quite some time, since when I was looking before the upgrades to 6.anything seemed flakey at best.

 

Now I'm looking to update, but I'm not sure what 'end goal' I should be aiming for, or if I have to take an intermediate steps along the way?

 

From what I can make out, the post below will allow me to upgrade from my 5.2 to 6.1.7 relatively pain-free?

 

However, I'm not sure if then I should be upgrading again, or indeed (if that is the case) whether I should be going straight from 5.2 to something later than 6.1.7?

 

6.1.7 seemed to be the most stable, but then I wasn't sure about this:

 

https://www.synology.com/de-de/security/advisory/Synology_SA_19_37

 

Do  need to go to 6.2 for cybersecurity reasons?

 

Thanks for any pointers that can be given - I've been away for far too long!

 

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Well I believe that tutorial I made is rather explicit on the matter and if you read you will see many people have updated their N54L. After the upgrade don't forget to delete the .xpenoboot directory that will be located in the root of your machine. Simply SSH in and delete it. That is a reminiscence of the old xpenoboot loader and will create problems if left there.

 

Since you are running an AMD based machine make sure you have the C1E disabled in the bios if you upgrade else it wont work.

 

If you decide to upgrade beyond DSM 6.2 (DSM 6.2.1) then your will also need an Intel NIC. People use the HP NC360T and works fine. Install it before the update.

 

I suggest reading the threads in here: https://xpenology.com/forum/forum/78-dsm-updates-reporting/

 

On 12/4/2019 at 5:21 AM, Schmill said:

https://www.synology.com/de-de/security/advisory/Synology_SA_19_37

 

Do  need to go to 6.2 for cybersecurity reasons?

 

As for the above comment, all versions will have bugs and patches following discovery of the bug. This brings me again to the link posted earlier. Read this sub forum: https://xpenology.com/forum/forum/78-dsm-updates-reporting/

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Anyone able to give any pointers in the right direction please?

 

I want to update from 5.2, but don't want to trash my server if at all possible :)

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On 1/6/2020 at 10:57 AM, Polanskiman said:

Well I believe that tutorial I made is rather explicit on the matter and if you read you will see many people have updated their N54L. After the upgrade don't forget to delete the .xpenoboot directory that will be located in the root of your machine. Simply SSH in and delete it. That is a reminiscence of the old xpenoboot loader and will create problems if left there.

 

Since you are running an AMD based machine make sure you have the C1E disabled in the bios if you upgrade else it wont work.

 

If you decide to upgrade beyond DSM 6.2 (DSM 6.2.1) then your will also need an Intel NIC. People use the HP NC360T and works fine. Install it before the update.

 

I suggest reading the threads in here: https://xpenology.com/forum/forum/78-dsm-updates-reporting/

 

 

As for the above comment, all versions will have bugs and patches following discovery of the bug. This brings me again to the link posted earlier. Read this sub forum: https://xpenology.com/forum/forum/78-dsm-updates-reporting/

 

Much appreciated Polanskiman, really appreciate the work you've done putting it all together, I was just being overly cautious perhaps.

 

I've now upgraded to 6.1.7 up3 and all seems well (fingers crossed!)

Must admit, even after reading it all I didn't realise that updating to 6.2 was possible at all (without the Intel NIC), so that is worth knowing - cheers!

Sometimes I think the issue is that there is SO much info around, determining what is still relevant is tricky sometimes.

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