Upgrading pfSense 1.2.3 to 2.0.1 - what package to use?

  • Hi guys.
    I've searched but this was the closest that I could find and it doesn't answer my question.
    I am currently running pfSense 1.2.3 on an HP server DL380 G5.
    This server has an x86_64 intel processor which I can't remember the exact model name.
    But now comes the time where I have to upgrade this box to pfSense 2.0.1.
    Found most things that I needed to know, which I believe are synthesized in this  post.
    Only thing I don't understand is which upgrade image I should use.
    There are "pfSense-Full-Update-2.0.1-RELEASE-amd64.tgz" and "pfSense-Full-Update-2.0.1-RELEASE-i386.tgz".
    As said, my CPU is amd64 compatible.
    But on the other hand this guide clearly states that we shouldn't mix 32 and 64 bit images.
    To my understanding, pfSense 1.2.3 was a 32bit install, right?
    If so, then can I safely install "pfSense-Full-Update-2.0.1-RELEASE-amd64.tgz" on it?
    Or should I forget about upgrading, do a backup of the config file, install the 2.0.1 64bit image from the livecd and then do a config file restore?
    Thanks in advance.

  • Come on guys, we really need to know which image is appropriate for this upgrade.
    Thanks :)

  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    1.2.3 was 32-bit only. You should not try to cross architectures with a firmware upgrade. It may work, but there may also be issues, especially if you had any packages installed.

    If you want amd64, then wipe and install from ISO, then restore your config. Otherwise just use the i386 firmware upgrade and you don't need to worry about anything else.

    You can always run i386, you don't need to run amd64, that is optional and generally only needed for people who need to use more than 4GB of RAM.

  • Thanks a bunch jimp ;).

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