HDD to SSD - Easy or complete re-install of pfSense?



  • Greetings fellow nerds!

    Doing my 2nd build on a mini-pc for a SOHO setup.  Firewall and Router, may snort a lil.  Anywho, is it possible to take this brand new dell, install pfSense on the HDD, and when my SSD comes in next tuesday, swap them w/o having to re-install?

    Thanks in advance.

    -\ Wakesk8r /-



  • Yes and no - You will need to do a simple 2 minute base install on the new drive and then restore the config (another 1 minute) from your current setup.



  • Thank you kejianshi!



  • @kejianshi:

    Yes and no - You will need to do a simple 2 minute base install on the new drive and then restore the config (another 1 minute) from your current setup.

    Does the restore process restores all the settings of installed packages? so that they can be used after re-installing all these packages so that we don't need to setup each package again (e.g. SNORT rules for WAN and/or LAN)?