How to perform a full backup of pfsense?
ssbarnea last edited by
The configuration backup and restore works only for those using the basic firewall setup but they will not restore advanced stuff like:
- haproxy configuration - I lost 30+ host defined there...
- packages installed using pkg (freebsd ones)
How can I perform a backup so in case of meltdown I can restore it?
I am asking this because after upgrading from 2.4.3 to 2.4.4 the router no longer wanted to boot and I had to reinstall it from scratch, discovering how limited was the config.xml approach. 3 days later and I am still a long way from back into business.
PiBa last edited by stephenw10
Not sure how you came to that conclusion. But haproxy configuration and certificates surely are part of a normal pfSense configuration backup / restore. Itl even reinstall the package automatically during restore (assuming it has a working internet connection at that time). Anyhow just check your backup file for the <haproxy> configuration tags, they should be there..
I will second what PiBa says.
If you do a full backup, everything is backed up, Packages, Certificates, your Snort Rules, Squid settings, everything.
The only thing not backed up there would be packages pulled in directly from FreeBSD by specifying a different repo.
Those are not directly supported though
What did you actually have installed from FreeBSD?