Recover pfSense files from SSD
kesawi last edited by
Unfortunately my Netgate SG-8860-1U has died and I need to access files on the SSD as it contained a number of custom scripts and squid ACL files which I don't have backed up.
I've tried using the pfSense-CE-memstick-2.4.4-RELEASE-p1-amd64.img with the drive in another PC and booting into rescue mode, however when I look through the boot dmesg log the SSD isn't being recognised at all. I've tried booting via both UEFI and legacy BIOS. The SSD is recognised in the BIOS as I can see it listed.
Appreciate any suggestions of how I can mount and access the files on the drive?
Get FreeBSD-11.2-RELEASE-amd64-bootonly.iso and boot in into Live mode. User is root with no password in Live mode.
Search your disk with
geom disk list
then mount the partition
mount /dev/da0s1 /mnt cd /mnt ls -l
Which SSD type is it? mSATA or 2.5" SATA?
If it's mSATA be sure the slot you are using in the other machine is actually mSATA and not mPCIe.