Restoring backup config not working



  • I have tried this several times with no luck.

    pfSense 2.2.1
    did a backup of the config.
    Did not include the RRD data.

    The box only had pfblockerng installed.

    Replaced the hard drive.
    Installed pfsense.
    From the web interface I did a restore.
    Selected to restore all.
    The box reboots.
    It gets to the configure firewall and it hangs.
    This is where it hangs every time.
    I tried to before and it hang.
    Used the Gold subscription backup and restore and it hangs.

    I reinstalled the pfsense.
    Installed pfblockerng.
    Restored configuration.
    Same problem, hangs in same place.

    Cant get it to move pass that point.
    I waited for over 20 minutes but no luck.

    Started over.
    only restored dhcp and openvpn and that worked.

    Its a bit concering that I can't get this to work.
    Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong or how to make this work.
    At this point I dont have a way to backup the box.


  • Banned

    Just wait… it did not hang. It's waiting for timeout. 1 minute per pfBNG alias.  ::)



  • @doktornotor:

    Just wait… it did not hang. It's waiting for timeout. 1 minute per pfBNG alias.  ::)

    Really?

    It can that more then 20 minutes to get pass this section when you restore?
    5 minutes to replace the hard drive.
    5 minutes to reinstall pfsense.
    20+ minutes waiting for time outs?

    Will try it again.


  • Banned

    Yeah, really… these insane timeout values are a complete disaster. No idea why it's not been fixed yet.

    https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/4442



  • I tried it again and it worked.
    Not sure how long it took since I left the room.

    Its the 3rd time I posted about this and you are the first one mentioning this.
    I really appreciate it.

    Thanks.


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