Renew images



  • I have several images created and saved. This summer I want to update the images with the latest windows updates, etc. Can I just upload the updated image to fog and overwrite the existing one or will they have to be uploaded as a new image and the older one deleted?


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    Also, the upload goes to /images/dev/[mac addr] until the image is completely uploaded and moved to it’s final home at the end of the imaging processes. The chances of the upload process leaving you imageless is small, but the chance your new image is worthless due to some configuration issue, is medium.

    If you have a large number of devices, you can create a new image definition and upload it just to make sure it works, then run a simple SQL statement to point all devices that used the old image ID to the new image ID.



  • [quote=“John Johnson, post: 2800, member: 30”]I have several images created and saved. This summer I want to update the images with the latest windows updates, etc. Can I just upload the updated image to fog and overwrite the existing one or will they have to be uploaded as a new image and the older one deleted?[/quote]

    As long as the host you upload the image from has the same image ID as the image you want to “update”, it will be overwritten on the upload.



  • [quote=“afmrick, post: 2804, member: 417”]I’m pretty sure that you can save over existing images FWIW. I usually create a new one just so that the old one is still available at least until the upload is complete.[/quote]
    I agree. I have had images fail for whatever reason(not often). You don’t want to be left without any image



  • I’m pretty sure that you can save over existing images FWIW. I usually create a new one just so that the old one is still available at least until the upload is complete.


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