[PVE-User] Is it wise to upgrade to 2.1 from 1.8?

Bruce B bruceb444 at gmail.com
Thu May 3 05:20:44 CEST 2012

Thanks for the input Brian. Very detailed and I am going to make the move
since I will be clustering.

I just tried to install the 2.1 version and I am getting:
*unable to create volume /usr/bin/proxinstall at line 602*
I am trying to install using USB. Searching Google turns nothing for this

I do have fake raid but I am going to turn that off and use the second hard
drive as a nightly backup since fake raid is not supported by Proxmox
"petty though". Other than that, I see nothing wrong as to why it shouldn't
proceed with install.

Any inputs?


On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 11:07 PM, Hart, Brian R. <brianhart at ou.edu> wrote:

>   Bruce,
>  Overall, I think it has been well worth the upgrade for me.  I think it
> depends though on your configuration.  The revamped GUI took a little
> getting used to but now that I'm used to it I absolutely love it.  I think
> whether or not it is worth it would depend heavily on how you use it.  If
> you're using this on stand-alone systems, with no clustering, and you're
> the only person that would ever need to login to the interface then 1.9 is
> probably fine and would save you the troubles and worries of upgrading.
>  However, if you do ANY clustering at all, or if you share management of
> your VMs with other users, or even if you have a large number of VMs (the
> new interface is better for scalability) then I think you should seriously
> consider upgrading.
>  Regardless of whether or not you go to 2.x, I would at LEAST get your
> updated to 1.9.  When I upgraded to 2.0, I had a 3 node cluster with about
> 30 virtual machines running in 1.9.  It took a bit of effort and probably
> about 3-4 days with a fair amount of time put in but in the end I am
> completely happy with it and would not look back.  Also, I think if you
> attempt the "in-place upgrade" to 2.0 you have to be running 1.9.  I would
> read over the wiki page for that carefully and be sure you know what you
> need to do before attempting – and make sure to have backups of all your
> VMs.
>  Also, I believe the time drift issue has been resolved with the 2.1
> update released recently.
>  Hope this helps and good luck!
>   --
> Brian Hart
>   From: Bruce B <bruceb444 at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 19:12:36 -0400
> To: "proxmoxve (pve-user at pve.proxmox.com)" <pve-user at pve.proxmox.com>
> Subject: [PVE-User] Is it wise to upgrade to 2.1 from 1.8?
>  Hi everyone,
>  I have been running Proxmox 1.8 for quite a while now and am very happy
> with it. I run both Windows and Linux VMs and KVMs. I have just had a
> roadmap read of 2.0 and 2.1 and I see that there is some Windows "time
> drift" issue and that the GUI all revamped.
>  I am a bit scared to upgrade. I have other stand by servers which I can
> transfer my VMs and KVMs to one by one but is it worth my time and the
> hassel? Are there any serious bugs that I should give thoughts to before
> migrating tot he new platform?
>  At the same time I am super excited to see this new platform. I
> appreciate your feedback.
>  Best,
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