[pfSense] config.xml livecd
cmb at pfsense.org
Mon Mar 5 22:26:30 EST 2012
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Ugo Bellavance <ugob at lubik.ca> wrote:
> I think I lost my config.xml. Well I do have a backup, but I worked like 1
> hour on the config tonight and I'd like to recover the file. This is what I
> did (I think):
> - Install pfsense on the HDD, play with it (and probably make config changes
> - Reboot for some reason and forget that the CD is still in and boot in
> livecd mode
> - Make a lot of changes in the firewall aliases
> - Add vNics and reboot to enable the new nics (what that needed anyway? Is
> there a way to tell pfsense that new nics have been hot-added?)
FreeBSD doesn't have support for hot-added NICs, I believe that
capability is Windows-only.
> - Realize that all my configs are gone :(.
> Is there any way to recover the lost config.xml?
If you're running from the live CD without a formatted disk to save
the config, it's strictly in RAM, gone and unrecoverable when you
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