Hard disk only instead of CF card - Size?
Hi, what will be the minimal size of an harddisk to use, is this depending on the amount of log files or rules and blocks?
Is there any recommendation for this?
Very small by todays standards.
Everything is logged to ram anyway. If you want long term log storage you have to setup a syslog server.
Running the squid http proxy package takes up space.
You'll be fine with even the smallest drive you can buy new.
Thank you, I noticed this option in settings; Disable writing log files to the local RAM disk.
if enabled will it write to the harddisk then or do i really need to setup a remote syslog server?
Nope, I'm pretty sure this hasn't changed in 2.0, you need a syslog server.
However it is possible to run a syslog server on the pfSense box itself. This isn't the intended system though and as such isn't supported, may not survive across an upgrade for instance.
Search the forum.
and more usefully but older: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,7793.0.html
JoelC707 last edited by
I'm using a 20 GB drive in my home 2.0 RC1 setup. The dashboard indicates I've used 1% lol. I have no special packages installed (was running HAVP but I reinstalled and haven't loaded anything), no IPv6 gitsync either. This is a basic raw 2.0 RC1 install. Contrast that to my 1.2.3 setup at work on a Dell PE 1650 with 36GB of RAID 5 storage; installed packages are HAVP, dashboard, snort, rate and a couple dashboard widgets for HAVP and it shows I'm using 24%. In other words any drive you find should be fine.
Thanks a lot !!!! :)
wallabybob last edited by
Hi, what will be the minimal size of an harddisk to use,
I have been running the full version of pfSense on a 1GB solid state disk module for over three years now.
Thanks for all the responses, I can go on now with my project :-)