Full Backup Installation



  • Hello there,

    I build a perfectly working wlan-hotspot with pfsense1.2.3 and some modifications (packages, own scripts, kldload wlan drivers).

    It shall be used in a youthclub, so i'm not realy involved in the future.

    For this it would be nice to have a full-backup-installation inclusive all modifications to rebuild it in case of a system crash.

    Are there any possibilities to make an .iso ore something with this modifications?

    best regards
    Alex



  • Normally its sufficient to save a copy of the configuration file somewhere safe and if you need to do a reinstall (e.g. to recover from a hard drive crash) just install and restore the copy of the configuration file.

    Because I have made some personal modifications to the standard system files I have dd'd the system hard disk to another hard disk. If I have problems with the hard disk I just boot from the other disk.



  • Thanks for the reply, but to backup the config is not enough for me.

    i have to do so much steps.. :-(
    install 1.2.2 dev upgrade to 1.2.3
    sysinstall -> sys, src
    install git -> get drivers
    modify some files
    etc.

    another hdd could be a solution, but not for me…

    in the future other people have to administrate the hotspot
    so it would be nice to have an installer-cd which includes all the modifications...

    are there no possibilities to get the modificate an installer? or build an iso of the system?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    On 2.0 there is an /etc/rc.create_full_backup and /etc/rc.restore_full_backup

    You may be able to just grab those two files from the repo and use them.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    You can make your own ISO and include your own custom changes using our build system, but last time I tried it from a fresh install I couldn't get it to work on a 1.2.x system (it works perfefctly for a 2.0 based system).

    http://devwiki.pfsense.org/DevelopersBootStrapAndDevIso



  • I tried to build a system a year ago but with no success…

    This tutorial seems to be a little bit different as the tutorial i used before... i will try iit again...



  • i shoul like to do the same
    maybe this method can work, but i NEVER try it:
    if is possible to do this:
    dd if=pfSense-1.2.3-RELEASE-4g-nanobsd.img of=/dev/sdc
    for "install" the image version

    maybe can be possible to do the reverse
    1. plug the memory or the hard-drive to another linux computer (or BSD? i don' t know..i come from linux)
    2. use the command: dd if=/dev/sdc of=/your home cmputer home/
    note: sdc maybe can be different

    someone know if this method can work?
    i have also found this http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,9055.0.html


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