After upgrading the Sophos UTM in my home lab the VM didnt boot anymore. The following message was visible on the console:
Starting PostgreSQLpg_ctl: could not start server
Examine the log output.
/usr/local/bin/pg92_schemaupgrade: Found schema upgrade files: /var/storage/pgsql92/upgrade_NUTM-5561.sh
/usr/local/bin/pg92_schemaupgrade: Wait 15 seconds for postgres to be ready
/usr/local/bin/pg92_schemaupgrade: psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory
/usr/local/bin/pg92_schemaupgrade: Is the server running locally and accepting
/usr/local/bin/pg92_schemaupgrade: connection on Unix domain socket "/var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432"?
The UTM was not accessible with the management ip address.
Steps to get your UTM back to life
1.) Press the “Esc” button during the boot procedure.
2.) Select “Sophos UTM 9.x” and press the “e” button.
3.) Select “kernel” mode and press the “e” button
4.) Put the following command “init=/bin/bash” and press enter.
5.) Now press the “b” key to boot up the UTM.
6.) Navigate to the path “/usr/local/bin” and delete the file “pg92_schemaupgrade”.
"rm pg92_schemaupgrade -f"
7.) Reboot the VM and the UTM should be back online.
Why was the update not successful?
After inspecting the dashboard I realized the data disk was fully occupied. Thats why the update was crashing…
The easiest way to expand the partition is to boot with the GParted Live CD.
Lets try the update again…
What about our “storage” partition? Looks fine 🙂
Reminder for myself. Check the data partition before the next update. Even its not a productive system 💡