This is a new major upgrade. The upgrade is available both as a firmware upgrade and a new install image.
To upgrade a running system, make sure you don't have any activities running such as uploads, downloads, print jobs etc. Then log in as admin in web-ui. Choose "settings" menu entry. Choose "Update" in the sub menu. Press the "Update" button.
Since the update service depends on root access to the MySQL database, if you have changed the default password the update will fail. If it has been changed run the update from the commandline, default options should be ok, but you need to provide your MySQL root password.
Since this upgrade is a major there is a lot of packages to upgrade, around 90 of them, due to that and that the old upgrader let apache be turned off for a lengthy part of the upgrade there will be a long delay when the UI will report 'Error connecting to server' so be patient. Further more the updater might not report 'Upgrade complete' but when the progress bar reaches 100% the upgrade is compete.
When upgrade is completed a restart of the system is required for all changes to take effect.
To (re)install a system please read the manual, section "INSTALLING & REINSTALLING SOFTWARE".
The 1.2.0 release includes a couple of major new features.
Support for RAID 1 (mirroring) is available using e-SATA disks.
Support for extending disk is available using LVM. Easily add extra storage to a running system without any downtime/reboot needed.
(Roughly corresponds to RAID 0 or JBOD functionality)
Backup of files from Bubba. The backup options include:
- Support for muliptle backup jobs, each with individual settings and include
- Backup to external disk, USB or e-SATA
- Backup to remote target, FTP or SSH
- Incremential backups
- Scheduling, set when and how often a backup job should run.
- History, making it possible to revert not to just the last file backup, but to files from any backup date.
- Possible to encrypt backup, making it possible to store the backup on "untrusted" targets.
Photos stored on Bubba|Two can easily be made available for public or private viewing. Albums can be created so that anyone is allowed to view it, or password protected with access rights on a user bases.
Upgrades to numerous packages, most significant:
- SqueezeCenter, version 7.3.3
- Upgraded to use latest torrent library, Rasterbars libtorrent, solving a couple of stability bugs and decreases memory consumption.
- Improvements to upload functionality. Now cancels uploads immediately when its apparent that user has no write permissions in upload directory.
- NTFS disks are mounted non-persistent, ie they will not be remounted on a reboot of Bubba|Two