Pfsense and Power failure



  • dear all,

    we are in environment where we have 5 to 6 time sudden power failure in every 2 months.. we have one

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    Current: 3400 MHz, Max: 3401 MHz
    8 CPUs: 1 package(s) x 4 core(s) x 2 SMT threads

    HD SATA = 500 GB
    RAM = 8GB

    the problem is that this pfsense on this PC comes into bootloop after every two or three months,,,

    so i change this into

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3
    HD SATA = 500 GB
    RAM = 8GB

    again face the same issue after 5 to 6 power failure goes to boot loop

    but we have also second PC

    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz
    2 CPUs: 1 package(s) x 2 core(s)

    HD IDE = 50 GB
    RAM = 8GB

    This PC is working with us since 1 years and face same power failure also but start working..


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    Sounds like you should have a UPS on your shopping list.



  • @Derelict:

    Sounds like you should have a UPS on your shopping list.

    thank for reply but we can't afford UPS


  • LAYER 8 Netgate

    You can't just pull the plug on a UFS file system like that. Fix the boot loop by booting into single user mode and running fsck -y / until it comes back clean then reboot.



  • Seek out a used notebook  (make next pfSense machine acquisition a notebook) and VLAN capable switch (smart switch).  Notebooks have an integrated UPS and console.
    Be sure the battery is in decent condition and  holds a decent charge.

    I use the friends and family method of acquiring old notebooks.



  • @Derelict:

    You can't just pull the plug on a UFS file system like that. Fix the boot loop by booting into single user mode and running fsck -y / until it comes back clean then reboot.

    yes it is not professional apprach but the other pc is fine and never donw even it face the same power failure as core i3 and core i7 with sata HD faces… thats y i am probabing may b sonething in configuration i can do some setting to avoid bootloop..



  • @ishtiaqaj:

    thats y i am probabing may b sonething in configuration i can do some setting to avoid bootloop..

    Yeah there is, it's called a UPS.

    No computer responds well to a sudden power loss regardless of "settings". If it's that important to you protect it with a UPS.


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