PapaBear wrote:I am not sure how you could have loaded 4.2.19-T4 Beta on an NV+ as that version is for the X-86 based machines. The latest version for Sparc based units (Duo/NV+) is 4.1.7.
How did you do the upgrade - local or remote?
I suspect someone has kindly edited my post . I can't find any reference to the intel (.2) version in my post any more. But I'm pretty sure I copied that from a page and edited at least one of the mentions of the intel version to make it sparc. so it was likely incorrect for a while.
I performed a local upgrade. I don't think remote updates pick up betas, just the offical gm releases.
as it happens I powered the unit off, resigned to spending days with disk tools or worse. took a punt and I just rebooted the bugger. it came up fine. as soon as it came up it shouted about tons of errors on one disk; thousands. that's fixable.
what I was really looking for were some calming words about not worrying about trashing the raid set if I powered the thing down after it had been stalled for ages. in a roundabout way I got that from another post. so its all good.