SG-1000 bricked and recovered
Had not updated my firewall for a while - it's for home. Updated through WebUI. After reboot, firewall did not come back. After waiting for several minutes, I did the (shudder) unplug/plug routine. I did not check the console before I did this. The version was probably about 3-4 months old.
The console was displaying /bin/sh not found. I tried a number of troubleshooting options but could not get to a prompt to run fsck.
So, I managed to jump through the re-install hoops, got the unit booted, and got the config restored.
If you don't have some kind of config backup setup, do it now. It just saved my bacon.
I realize it's possible the filesystem got corrupted on the initial unplug. I've never had that happen with a pfsense unit before though…
So – the next thing I'm looking to add now is an external logging setup so that if I have issues, I can get logs about what happened at least.
Any suggestions for this would be welcome.