I completely understand that openbalena is still in development and beta but I was wondering if any thought has been into the updating process? When updating will I loose previously provisioned devices (even if their os version is still supported)? Will I have to reinstall when openbalena moves on from Beta and into a production environment? Thank you for any answers!!
The updating story of open-balena is currently pretty weak. Nothing should break in updates between non-major releases, but we currently lack the necessary tools to handle some classes of changes in a backwards compatible way (like balena-cloud does) so we’re forced to release major versions much more frequently than we’d like, and it follows that between major versions no promises can be made that devices will continue to work without reprovisioning.