Reinstall from backup on new machine?
I am considering building a new machine to run pfsense. Can I apply my most recent backup to the new machine? or will that cause problems?
I have the current version running very well with a VPN, routing only the traffic I want through the VPN and the rest through my ISP. I could go through the whole setup process again, um…well, if I could just go ahead and apply my old config, that would be great... yeah.
Configuration files can be restored to a completely different piece of hardware without issue. If the new target hardware has different NICs than the system where the backup was taken, a prompt will appear to re-assign the NICs after restoring the configuration.
See the other articles in the Backup/Restore category for more hints and tips.