So basically, after few months, if I want to push an update (say upgrade pihole base) to the Pi, it pushes and indicates successfully downloading on the Pi, but never succeeds in reloading things (it loops on the install/restart). If I shutdown and restart the Pi, I’m back on the older commit and the loops starts again as it tries to install the latest commit.
I tried to re-flash the card with etcher, then I get an error that i can’t write on the card / or sometimes it writes, but when I boot up the Pi, it’s actually still the old one there (basically nothing happened)
Tried disk utility on mac, diskutil, dd, etc impossible to delete any of the partitions from the SD card to completely clean the SD card before etcher burn.
I tried the SDcard software from sandisk and it gives me a defective sector error. On some forums people seem to say that this is a typical dead SD error.
If I take a new SD card, flash with etcher, boot up and load the last commit, all works again.
Thus my assumption about the is card reaching max write cycles sometime with PiHole.
I never had this issue using balena and other apps.