Pete's Blog PFSense + Upgrade

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New version of PFSense + came out this morning. Will share my experience here. Currently running three boxes here with PFSense +.

(Jetway and Qotom mini multiple port boxes). Last year moved rack (server rack) installed boxes to telco wall and switched / upgraded GPS / TTS hardware (Sure to generic GPS).

The upgrade from PFSense CE to PFSense + last year was painless. PFSense + offers a bit more features that PFSense CE.

Note that PFSense + is free and offers a bit more than PFSense CE.

Version22.05-RELEASE (amd64)
built on Wed Jun 22 18:56:13 UTC 2022

Version 23.01 is available.
Version information updated at Fri Feb 17 5:54:11 CST 2023

Tips on Upgrading
  • Create a backup before you upgrade, or a snapshot if it is a VM.
  • Do not update packages before upgrading. Remove all packages or update packages after the upgrade.
  • The upgrade will generally take 10 to 30 minutes. Maintain power to your appliance while it is in progress.
  • Track the progress of the upgrade from your firewall console.
Majority of posts on PFSense / Netgate forum are good with only a couple of users that have had problems.

Did see a PHP error when upgrading. Reading some old posts the error is typically when upgraded BSD and reading to ignore error. I tried to post it here and it is too long. All is fine as of Sunday, February 19, 2023.
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