A Week of Upgrades [3/4]: OpenVPN AS Upgrade

[sc:linux-category ]The previous two articles in this series focused on upgrading to Windows Server 2012, this one is a short little romp to upgrading my OpenVPN install to the latest release.

OpenVPN doesn’t update all that often and since my last update there was only a 0.0.1 version difference, but as I was in the upgrade mode anyway so away I went.

The first node in my OpenVPN cluster upgraded without issue, it’s just a simple matter of logging in as the root user and executing two commands:

wget http://swupdate.openvpn.net/as/openvpn-as-1.8.4-Ubuntu8.i386.deb
dpkg -i openvpn-as-1.8.4-Ubuntu8.i386.deb

An easy enough process on the first node, but when I logged on to the second node, the root file system was not mounted and would not mount.  I decided to force a fsck on the root system by executing the following:

touch /forcefsck

A reboot brought the system partition back online but it was completely full.  Looking around to see what had happened it appeared the OpenVPN logs had simply grown too large and cleaning some up freed up enough space to get things running again.

After that simply running the upgrade commands above worked without further issue and all was good.

Greg

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.