ZD1200 firmware downgrade 10.1 to 10.0

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I have a ZD1200 with firmware 10.1 without problems, but a tried to downgrade the firmware from 10.1 to 10.0, after downgrade the firmware I just lost the controller, I cant ping it or access by any via. Any advise?
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Daniel Medina

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Monnat Systems, AlphaDog

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what is the ZD status LED??If it is blinking red all the way after rebooting it many time or hard resetting it then pls call Support for further advise.. thx
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thomas fankhauser

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does downgrade load a factory default?
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Yes... Sorry!

We recommend to always save a backup before any upgrade,
and to add the version digits to your filename, in case you need
to revert back to previous version, you will have a previous config...
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Ruckus have to flexible downgrade.

If for downgrading  from 10.1 to 10.0, though we do config-bakcup of 10.1, we don't restore it to 10.0 because ZD don;t provide downward compatible about config.

If we diretly to install to 10.1, and we need to downgrade 10.0, we only have to do  reconfiguration.

It's very inflexible.
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Hi Jeronimo,

    If you *do* save a backup before performing an upgrade, as we recommend/suggest,
the ZD will acknowledge that you have a config from the previous version (ie 10.0) if you
do a "downgrade" (upgrade to earlier version code) and ask if you want to use it. 

    You only lose the configuration if you downgrade but didn't have a saved configuration. 
Hopefully, it was saved before upgrading as advised/recommended, as it would need to
be restored if config is lost by downgrading.