Moving Pfsense to a new machine NEED YOUR INPUT!!!!
I am running pfsense 1.2.1 bsd7, on a dell peice of crap 800 mhz, 128mb mem, and the motherboard is crippling slowly with the errors I have been getting. I have many machines laying around the house, and I want to throw pfsense on a machine that I have laying around that has a 2.8 celeron with 1gb dd2 mem. YES I know this is overkill, but what why the hell not! My question is, I know BSD nativily detects hardware and auto configs your system for you, would it be cool if I just clone my hdd to a new hdd, pop it in my new machine, and use my same install? Or am I looking at complications? I really prefer not to do a reinstall, but I will if I need to. Please give me your honest opinion what I need to do.
I have done that, before it worked without issues.
What I perfer to do is back my system up, run a base install then install the current verison that I was running. I just restore my configuration and I was back up and running.
Total time less that a hour.
yeah I would rather do that anyways…. when you backup config, does it save packages and packages that you have installed configs?
Thanks for the help bro
I've done this plenty of times without a hitch. My suggestions would be as follows: Reboots completely optional assuming everything works for you without them, I have needed them in the past though.
Backup current system
Do a clean install on new machine
ASSIGN INTERFACES - critical step
Install required packages
restore old config
Cool. Backup, and fresh install it is.
Thanks for the input!