Migrate from single 250GB hard drive to mirrored 80GB pair - PFI?

  • I'm currently running pfSense on a single 250GB hard drive. I'm not using hardly any actual space, as I'm basically just running a single OpenVPN server to navigate WAN connections to one of two VLANs.

    Question: If I take a backup (save as conf/config.xml), will pfSense be able to install it w/ PFI during an install? All other hardware would be unchanged.

    Or, would it be best to a basic install onto the new hardware, then do a restore backup?

  • If you want to play it safe, I'd go for the second choice. That way you have a rollback option if the new hardware gives you any grief.