Slice restore on nanobsd? rollback to 2.0.3



  • I am using a nanobsd 2gb image. I upgraded to 2.1 and apinger won't start.  Now I can't openvpn to my client.  How do I restore the previous slice? Is it done via the terminal or can i do it via the gui if I drive to the client site and can get to the gui? any help is appreciated. I just have never restored the slices before. Thanks.


  • Netgate Administrator

    You can do it in Diagnostics: NanoBSD: but you should be aware that the config file will probably give problems. Do you have a backup of the 2.0.3 config file?

    Steve



  • I found that after I posted it.  It seemed to restore ok.  I do have a backup. Would i know immediately if the config file gave me issues?  Everything seems to be working ok.  I wish I could upgrade to 2.1, but the box crashes and kills the internet connection. I think it has to do with apinger and openvpn possibly??  Do you know of an easy way to disable apinger?


  • Netgate Administrator

    You can disable gateway monitoring in System: Routing: Gateways: edit gateway.
    It's better to add values there, under advanced, to properly tune apinger so it functions correctly though.

    Steve



  • maybe i'm missing something.  how should the gateway be set for dhcp? what options are you referring to? sorry, I just didn't know I had to configure a gateway if wan was set to dhcp.



  • pfSense makes a gateway for you when WAN is set to DHCP. Then you can go to System->Routing and edit the gateway how you want. The Advanced section lets you change various parameters that apinger uses to decide if a gateway is up or down.
    But if apinger does not start, then the reason for that needs to be fixed first - the System Log should have some error from apinger if it really has gone missing.



  • ok thanks.  since the clean install of 2.1 vga nano, i haven't had the apinger issue yet.  ill keep u posted. thank you


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