RCC-VE w/32GB EMMC & 128GB mSATA Installation



  • I just ordered an RCC-VC-4860 with the extra 128GB mSATA. Would it make more sense to install pfsense on the local 32GB EMMC and then format/partition the 128GB mSATA for logging/caching or just solely use the 128GB mSATA for the installation and everything and forget about the onboard EMMC?



  • If you are using Squid, Snort, ClamAV or other packets it might be better to go with the mSATA, if not and you may
    only Need pfSense as a Firewall, you will be also happy with the eMMC storage.


  • Netgate Administrator

    pfSense has no built-in capability to use multiple disks, other than mirrored boot disks maybe.

    Whilst it is technically possible to boot from one and use the other for logs (for example) you would need to add some custom scripts to do so and those would likely be lost at a firmware update. It's better to use the SSD only for the vast majority of use cases. There are sample scripts in other posts here but I can't recommend you do that.  ;)

    Steve



  • Thanks for the replies. I'm still new to the world of pfsense. I can't wait to start playing around with my new firewall (when it comes in of course). I'll take your advice and just use the mSATA w/out the onboard eMMC. I'm not in the mood to run custom scripts for this device….



  • I'll take your advice and just use the mSATA w/out the onboard eMMC. I'm not in the mood to run custom scripts for this device….

    Please create an account and Register your device at the store and then you could download the ADI pfsense Image and install
    that on your mSATA. It is not the community Edition (CE) it is a custom Image that matches all the given hardware from that
    ADI device such as yours. So you will be sure that Tunings and all pimping will be right done for you regarding that Hardware!



  • @BlueKobold:

    I'll take your advice and just use the mSATA w/out the onboard eMMC. I'm not in the mood to run custom scripts for this device….

    Please create an account and Register your device at the store and then you could download the ADI pfsense Image and install
    that on your mSATA. It is not the community Edition (CE) it is a custom Image that matches all the given hardware from that
    ADI device such as yours. So you will be sure that Tunings and all pimping will be right done for you regarding that Hardware!

    Not sure which version you are talking g about. I just downloaded and installed the netgate Adi community ity version off pfsenses website.