Ugrading from version 2.0-RC1(i386)



  • Hi,
    I am new to PFsense and have just inherited a network running on version 2.0-RC1(i386)
    I am considering updating to the latest software version.
    Is there anything I should be concerned about? I have about 80 users - is any configuration required or will the update 'just work'?
    Thanks.



  • Netgate Administrator

    Pentium 3, retro.  :D

    How much RAM do you have in that firewall? Are you running any packages?

    You should be able to upgrade directly but that's not a release version so at the very least you should check to see what the update URL is set to in System > Firmware, Updater Settings tab.
    It may be pointed at a snapshot server which would explain why it can't check for updates.

    The usual upgrade rules apply. Backup, backup, backup and have a plan to restore.  ;)
    https://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/UpgradeGuide

    Steve



  • No packages installed.
    Not sure how much ram. Is there a way to tell in the GUI?
    The memory usage of Dashboard shows 44%.


  • Netgate Administrator

    Hmm, long while since I've used 2.0! I assume it doesn't say underneath the graph then? From your state-table size and number of mbufs it looks like a small ammount.
    You can grep for it in the boot log from the command line like so:

    [2.2-RELEASE][root@pfsense.fire.box]/root: cat /var/log/dmesg.boot | grep memory
    real memory  = 1072627712 (1022 MB)
    avail memory = 1015791616 (968 MB)
    agp0: aperture size is 256M, detected 764k stolen memory
    
    

    You can probably also run that from Diagnostics > Command Prompt.

    Steve


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