Old PC to New PC - Just an .xml backup and restore??
I have a pfSense box i'm about to set up now (b/c of time constraints) while i wait on my new mini-PC to come in (which will be the permenant pfSense box).
If i go ahead and set up the firewall and router portions on the old pc, can i backup the old pc and restore it to the new one when it comes in? They will be completely different hardware (but i ALWAYS make sure to have Intel NICs).
Just backup the config and restore it to the new box when it comes.
If the new box has the same physical device names (em0, em1…) then all should be seamless.
If the physical device names are different, then edit the backed up config, put the new device names in. Then restore to the new box. That saves having to go through the interfaces assign script on the console.