pfsense migration

  • Hi everyone,

    I am fairly new to pfsense and I need to migrate our current pfsense firewall to a new hardware with intel NICs and AMD quad core CPU.

    There are about 20-25VLANs that are set up on the current firewall and it has Realtek NICs.

    When I do the migration, do i just:

    1. backup the config
    2. install the latest version of pfsense on the new firewall
    3. use notepad++ to change interface names from re0 > igb0, re0_VLAN302 > igb0_VLAN302, etc
    4. load the config on the new router ??

    If someone could dumb things down for me and point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it.
    Thanks a lot everyone!

  • That's how I've done it in the past and it worked well for me.

    I would take care to NOT backup and restore additional packages, though. Reinstall them after the rest is working properly.

  • Thank you jahonix. I really do appreciate it.

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