Full Backup Installation
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?
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
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?
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.
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).
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