2.3 Missing many restore options

  • Loaded up a box with a fresh copy of 2.3, went to restore an alias list saved from a 2.2.x box and the restore options are pared way down. Is this just a thing going forward where you can't restore more selective portions of the config? I do full restores most of the time, but liked the ability to pull out and restore sections selectively. Especially the Aliases. I can dump the list, reformat it, and import it, but that's a bit more involved than clicking restore.

  • It seems to be looking at the current config for those selections.
    Try creating an alias and then see if shows up in the restore options.

  • Excellent, thanks for the tip. Yes, if I create a bogus alias and save, I now get the option to restore an alias. Don't really like that behavior, but it's easy enough to work around once you know.

  • It's a bug - see https://github.com/pfsense/pfsense/pull/2867 and
    Redmine issue https://redmine.pfsense.org/issues/6144

    Try the very simple and confirm that it will work OK restoring an area that currently does not exist.