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pfSense 1.2 firmware upgrade

Posted on 2013-12-23
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Hi Experts

I am attempting to upgrade a v1.2 embedded pfSense firewall to a more current version

I have downloaded different .tgz versions and they all seem to fail in the manual upgrade process. No error's displayed, just times out.

Any help?

The system has a 4gb CF card

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by:Mohammed Hamada
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I don't think it's compatible to upgrade from 1.2 to 2.3 (Latest version)! what you might be able to do is install a new Pfsense machine with the latest software.

You can export your configuration from the V1.2 and then try to import it to the other machine.

If that doesn't work then you need to check with software version is eligible to upgrade to from 1.2. and from that version you can upgrade to v2.3!

I have installed 2.0 and upgraded from that version to 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 without any issues.
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Thanks moh101y

It seems that 1.2.3 is going - the upload is at 4% after 12 hours, so I hope it completes

Since this is an embedded CF system, I can't just drop it into a different machine.

Mark
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I'm not saying to drop it, Just get another PC machine and format it then install Pfsense 2.3 on it and export backup configuration from your older PFsense and try importing it into the new one.

This will let you at least test and check if the configuration which you current firewall version have will apply on the most recent version of pfsense and would at least avoid any risk from the direct upgrade. plus it won't in any way affect your current configuration.

in other words you can say it's precaution.
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