Downloading Older PFSense Versions



  • I am planning to upgrade my 2 PFSense devices from version 2.3.4 to 2.4.1. The 2 Devices are running CARP for High Availability function. In the event I lose all access to one of them while I am upgrading, is there a way for me to re-downlodn the 2.3.4 iso in case I need to re-image the device?



  • I believe if you open a ticket at https://go.netgate.com/ they can get you an older version if you need it.



  • Best practice, I always archive each build of pfSense for possible roll back situations. Quite frankly I've never had to do that. Instead my first response to upgrade issues is to simply re-image the device with the new build and restore my config. This has worked every single time. Before I initiate an upgrade I create the installation media so I can quickly recover.



  • @moelassus I meant to point that out, we try to keep old versions also. However builds for Netgate hardware aren't usually downloadable without a ticket.

    @mttpfsenseadmin said in Downloading Older PFSense Versions:

    from version 2.3.4 to 2.4.1

    Curious why 2.4.1 not 2.4.4?
    Also remember packages aren't generally installable after a new pfSense version has been released, since they are for the newer version. However, 2.4.4 is available as a choice (previous stable version) in System/Update/Update Settings.



  • @teamits I only said 2.4.1 because that was the version that my device advised that it wanted to upgrade to.


  • Netgate Administrator

    If you're coming from 2.3.X you should select the 2.4.4 update branch to reach 2.4.4p3 first. Then go from there to 2.4.5. It will likely fail a direct upgrade from 2.3.4 to 2.4.5.
    However I would recommend installing 2.4.5 clean and restoring your config into it. The jump from 2.3.4 is large.

    Steve


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