Not sure if I can firmware upgrade my pfsense box
I have a pfSense appliance
I'm not sure of which model it is, its a small square pink/purple device
When I cat /etc/version I get
FreeBSD pfsense.network.local 7.2-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p5 #0: Mon Dec 7 23:21:27 EST 2009 sullrich@FreeBSD_7.2_pfSense_1.2.3_snaps.pfsense.org:/usr/obj.pfSense/usr/pfSensesrc/src/sys/pfSense_wrap.7.i386 i386
Are there any upgrade files available for this device? What's the best version I can upgrade to? Where do I get these files?
Yes, you should be able to upgrade that box directly but there are a few gotchas for coming from an older release. Firstly you are on the first embedded version that is upgradable so that's good! :)
The transition from 1.X to 2.X was big. If you have unusual characters in your interface names you may run into issues. Are you running any packages? See: System: Packages: Installed:
How much RAM do you have? Some early embedded boxes had only 128MB, 256MB is now the minimum.
What size is your nano image? There is no longer a 512MB image available as the system had outgrown it so you may need a bigger CF card.
Looks like I have 256MB RAM - how do I find out how big is my nano image?
Would it be safer to do a staged upgrade instead?
Looks like I have 512MB of storage?
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on
/dev/ufs/pfsense1 443M 81M 326M 20% /
devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev
/dev/md0 38M 4.0K 35M 0% /var/tmp
/dev/md1 58M 6.2M 47M 12% /var
/dev/ufs/cf 49M 192K 45M 0% /cf
devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /var/dhcpd/dev
Nope I'd say you have 1GB. Due to the way NanoBSD works you have two boot slices each 443MB and config slice, 50MB.
It's usually written next to the platform type on the dashboard:
Platform nanobsd (1g)
Not sure about 1.2.3 though.
My 1g image shows nearly identical to yours:
[2.1.4-RELEASE][email@example.com]/root(1): df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ufs/pfsense1 453327 325815 91246 78% / devfs 1 1 0 100% /dev /dev/ufs/cf 50527 8373 38112 18% /cf /dev/md0 39406 750 35504 2% /tmp /dev/md1 79086 27712 45048 38% /var devfs 1 1 0 100% /var/dhcpd/dev
You should be able to upgrade directly to 2.1.4. Make sure you've backed up your config file first though. I would probably remove any packages and reinstall them afterwards unless you have some very complex setup.