Using a 2.3 cfg on a 2.5 new install



  • Hi,

    I am curious wether or not this will work, I have an old Soekris box running 2.3.4-RELEASE-p1 as I cannot update that anymore due to its running 32 bits, I acquired a new 64 bit box and got 2.5 up and running. but instead of redoing all rules etc. manually,

    Can I import a backup of the Soekris box configuration? I am well aware that the interfaces wouldnt match so I have to do something there.. but else?

    Looking at the old cfg and a new backup from 2.5 I see a lot of changes.

    Screenshot 2019-04-28 at 10.34.00.png

    Before having to reinstall 2.5 :-) Are there something I can do?

    Thanks for the great support!


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You can import the old configuration. When you restore it will prompt you to remap the interfaces, but that should be all it needs.

    You might want to remove any <package> ... </package> sections, restore that modified config, and reinstall packages after you restore. That would make it smoother.


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