Backing up for a new install/standard backup



  • if i make a handful of changes to my pfsense install, including installing specific packages, and i create a backup, does the backup create a snapshop of my entire pfsense configuration (packages installed and all settings)?

    the only check box i see is for graphs.

    thanks.


  • Rebel Alliance

    If you choose "All" in "Backup area" it means All ( firewall rules, aliases, cert, packages…..).
    Even you can Backup the RRD Graphs. :D

    ![Backup ALL.PNG](/public/imported_attachments/1/Backup ALL.PNG)
    ![Backup ALL.PNG_thumb](/public/imported_attachments/1/Backup ALL.PNG_thumb)



  • It backups XML config file only, not packages files.

    Before restoring, you need to reinstall packages.



  • @ptt:

    If you choose "All" in "Backup area" it means All ( firewall rules, aliases, cert, packages…..).
    Even you can Backup the RRD Graphs. :D

    wow, i clearly missed that package option…thanks.



  • @marcelloc:

    It backups XML config file only, not packages file.

    Before restoring, you need to reinstall packages before restore config file.

    even if i click to backup packages i have to install them before i restore?

    what if i have 10 packages installed, but i only re-install 5 and try to restore…what happens?

    thanks.



  • Depending on package, you will get config file erros or missing file erros.

    I think there is a script on pfsense That makes a full backup.
    Try to find it searching forum or pfsense file system.

    EDIT:

    The scripts for full backup are /etc/rc.create_full_backup and /etc/rc.restore_full_backup

    Related topic
    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,44637.0.html


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