LAB PA-200 fails 7.0.1 upgrade
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LAB PA-200 fails 7.0.1 upgrade

L1 Bithead

I have a Lab PA-200 that I have been upgrading to the latest version of PAN OS for testing.

I have been uploading the OS file and upgrading for a while.

The 7.0 file worked fine. After the alert about 7.0. I attempted to upgrade to 7.0.1.

No joy. In Firefox and Chrome the upload dialog just sits there forever.

With IE 11 it finally gives the error: "upload file size exceeded system limit"

There is a critical error in the system log following this:

'Disk usage for / exceeds limit, 100 percent in use, cleaning filesystem'

I do not see this error following the stalled uploads with Firefox or Chrome

Is there a work around for this, or am I at a dead end?


Boot into Maintenace Mode and do a Factory Reset.

This will delete much more than "request system private-data-reset"

including old PanOS / App / Threat Version

and possible big Log Files with unsuccessful Login attempts.

Most of the time , this way will be the fastest to get the Device running.

Else you can open a support Case and go to root shell

to find the big Files.



L1 Bithead


My colleague actually encounter similar problem, she was upgrading from 7.0.1 to 7.1.19 issue was with getting 7.1 base version onto pa200 using GUI, operation end-up with " upload file size exceeded system limit "

Use the CLI (tftp/scp) to upload the 7.1.0 image to the firewall and then proceed with the upgrade as usual.


It was tested on couple pa200s and solved the problem, apparently this is known bug in 7.0.x.


Hope that helps someone.



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