Disable Auto Proxmox Upgrades and Updates

Discussion in 'Proxmox VE: Networking and Firewall' started by Smith Tech, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Smith Tech

    Smith Tech New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was trying to find the solution on the forums for this issue. I would like to disable the Auto Updates and Upgrades to do this manually. How do I do this?
     
  2. LnxBil

    LnxBil Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Messages:
    3,696
    Likes Received:
    332
    There are no automatic upgrades unless you configure them explicitly. The package list however is updated automatically and I don't see any problem with this. The update process is triggered via a systemd timer:

    Code:
    root@pvelocalhost /etc > systemctl status pve-daily-update.timer
    ‚óŹ pve-daily-update.timer - Daily PVE download activities
       Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/pve-daily-update.timer; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
       Active: active (waiting) since Wed 2019-02-13 22:02:28 CET; 2 weeks 5 days ago
     
  3. Smith Tech

    Smith Tech New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I want to disable this cause it seems when it runs its crashes the Windows 10 VM and Proxmox, this has not only happened to me but my buddies Windows 10 VM at the same time. I am using this for a business and would rather manually do the updates when the office is closed so that if it does crash I can reboot the server. Everytime Proxmox and Windows 10 VM crashes is when it gives me the error update because I don't have a subscription. Thank you for the information I will disable this feature.
     
  4. spirit

    spirit Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    3,317
    Likes Received:
    132
    That's really strange, because update only update list of package, and don't upgrade anything.

    I wonder if it could be cpu increase related and clock drift.

    Do you have setup your bios to max performance ? (disable energy feature, always maximum frequency in your cpu, ...).
    In past, I have see that with energy feature enable, a spike of cpu could change frequency, reenable some cores, and this is doing some clock drift, and windows really don't like this. (aka bluescreen)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Smith Tech

    Smith Tech New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0

    I will check into this, but it isn't really an issue with Blue Screen cause it would also crash the proxmox server and the only way for me to log back into proxmox is to reboot the server. I disabled the updates and right now the server is still running smooth with no issues yet. I will check that setting tomorrow when I go down to the office and make sure the power save settings are disabled.
     
  6. Smith Tech

    Smith Tech New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you guys for the fast replies. Much Appreciated, I am really enjoying Proxmox just got to make sure everything is running smooth.
     
  7. LnxBil

    LnxBil Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2015
    Messages:
    3,696
    Likes Received:
    332
    I wouldn't call it smooth if simple stuff like updating lists is going to crash my server. I would not feel good about it and investigate further, especially if I use the "server" for business.

    What hardware is this? Maybe some problems there. When was the last time you updated your system. What about system logs etc...
     
  8. Smith Tech

    Smith Tech New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2019
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well in a business environment so I don't really want my servers updating without my knowledge but it seems when the updates are ran while the Win10 VM is running it crashes the VM and Proxmox. So far everything is running smoothly with the changes. The server I am running it on is; Intel SC5650HCBRP Xeon E5620 Quad-Core 2.4GHz 12GB, dual 2TB WD Black drives Raid 1. Latest Proxmox Version just installed it a few weeks ago.
     
  9. fabian

    fabian Proxmox Staff Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2016
    Messages:
    3,212
    Likes Received:
    498
    like the posters above mentioned - out of the box nothing installs upgrades automatically. once a day the list of available packages / updates is refreshed, but it would really surprise me if that is what caused your crash. in any case - please try to collect relevant logs/traces and report back!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice