cant get OpenVPN-AS to run after migration

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Benman2785
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cant get OpenVPN-AS to run after migration

Post by Benman2785 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:56 pm

hey - lazy as i am i migrated with rsync to my new server - now i cant run openvpn-as anymore

i first upgraded to newest version -> still not working
then i removed openvpn-as and installed it again -> not working -> getting this error

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dpkg -i openvpn-as-2.1.4-Ubuntu14.amd_64.deb
(Reading database ... 63130 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack openvpn-as-2.1.4-Ubuntu14.amd_64.deb ...
Upgrade detected (debian)...
Unpacking openvpn-as (2.1.4-Ubuntu14) over (2.1.4-Ubuntu14) ...
Setting up openvpn-as (2.1.4-Ubuntu14) ...
Regenerating etc openvpnas script...
ERROR: env/config variable 'sa.sock' does not exist: util/options:79,linux/geninit:341,util/env:222,<string>:1,sagent/sagent_entry:30,linux/geninit:353,util/options:79,linux/geninit:341,util/env:222,util/error:61,util/error:44 (GET_ENV_MUST_EXIST)
Regenerating startup/shutdown scripts...
update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/openvpnas: file does not exist
Backing up configuration and DB files to /usr/local/openvpn_as/etc/backup prior to update.
can you help me with that? :)

novaflash
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Re: cant get OpenVPN-AS to run after migration

Post by novaflash » Wed May 03, 2017 3:02 pm

Hello Benman2785,

Well, your situation is apparently a little unusual then. What I'd suggest is making a backup of your settings in /usr/local/openvpn_as/etc/db and then wiping the installation of Access Server;

apt-get purge openvpn-as
dpkg -r openvpn-as

And then wiping the folder /usr/local/openvpn_as/:
rm -rf /usr/local/openvpn_as

And also removing the file /etc/init.d/openvpnas if it exists;
rm /etc/init.d/openvpnas

Now try a normal download of OpenVPN Access Server - make sure it's the version that matches your OS - and installing it with the usual commands. Do you have Ubuntu 14? Check with this command to see;
cat /etc/issue

If it's Ubuntu 14 x64 then these are the commands;

apt-get install wget
wget http://swupdate.openvpn.org/as/openvpn- ... amd_64.deb
dpkg -i openvpn-as-2.1.4-Ubuntu14.amd_64.deb

Now see if you've got a working Access Server again. Then stop the openvpnas service, restore the files you backed up earlier, and start the openvpnas service again and see what happens.

Benman2785
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Re: cant get OpenVPN-AS to run after migration

Post by Benman2785 » Thu May 04, 2017 10:35 pm

thank you - it fixes my problem ;)

novaflash
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Re: cant get OpenVPN-AS to run after migration

Post by novaflash » Fri May 05, 2017 8:31 am

Woo. Great success.

tekhead
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Re: cant get OpenVPN-AS to run after migration

Post by tekhead » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:39 pm

I migrated via PCMover Pro from my old laptop to my new laptop (both running Windows 10 Pro-64 bit. The app no longer accepts my password. What is the solution?

novaflash
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Re: cant get OpenVPN-AS to run after migration

Post by novaflash » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:23 am

Hello tekhead,

That has precisely nothing to do with this issue. I think I'm going to close and lock this topic to avoid contamination. I suggest you open a new topic detailing your particular issue as it has zero bearing on this issue discussed in this topic.

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