OS upgrade rollback from 7

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

OS upgrade rollback from 7

L4 Transporter

I am currently on version 6.1.10 and when I upgraded to it in March I was told by TAC that is was currently the most stable version. I am looking at what it would take to move up to the most stable version of 7 but first I want to figure out the best way to roll back the upgrade should it not go well, I am assuming its not as easy as re-installing 6.1.10 because there are now major feature changes. Has anyone had to roll back, how did you do it and how hard was it?


L1 Bithead

It should be that easy.  We move between version on our dev firewalls when testing new versions before deploying without issues.


Here is a link from PA regarding downgrading:



That is awesome thanks and remember bumbles bounce

To roll back to the previously installed software version, you can use the below command to activate the currently inactive system volume


> debug swm revert

the hardware has 2 partitions reserved for the operating system of which there is only 1 active at a time, the swm command allows you to manipulate the bootlader so it loads the previosuly installed operating system upon reboot by simply opening up the other partition


you can check your current status with this command:

> debug swm status

Partition         State             Version
sysroot0          REVERTABLE        7.0.5
sysroot1          RUNNING-ACTIVE    7.1.0
maint             READY             7.1.0



Tom Piens

Awesome reaper now I have three methods, my SE said I could take a back up of the config prior to the upgrade  and load it back on the PA. Another engineer said that I could take a snapshot of the config prior to the ugrade and rollback to it



Apparently we have discussed this before, too bad my little and old pea brain doesn't retain everything like it used too LOL

Like what you see?

Show your appreciation!

Click Like if a post is helpful to you or if you just want to show your support.

Click Accept as Solution to acknowledge that the answer to your question has been provided.

The button appears next to the replies on topics you’ve started. The member who gave the solution and all future visitors to this topic will appreciate it!

These simple actions take just seconds of your time, but go a long way in showing appreciation for community members and the LIVEcommunity as a whole!

The LIVEcommunity thanks you for your participation!