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SG-1000 bricked and recovered
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:32:37 pm »
Had not updated my firewall for a while - it's for home.  Updated through WebUI.  After reboot, firewall did not come back.  After waiting for several minutes, I did the (shudder) unplug/plug routine.  I did not check the console before I did this. The version was probably about 3-4 months old.

The console was displaying /bin/sh not found.  I tried a number of troubleshooting options but could not get to a prompt to run fsck. 

So, I managed to jump through the re-install hoops, got the unit booted, and got the config restored.

If you don't have some kind of config backup setup, do it now.  It just saved my bacon.

I realize it's possible the filesystem got corrupted on the initial unplug.  I've never had that happen with a pfsense unit before though...

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Re: SG-1000 bricked and recovered
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 09:00:19 am »
So -- the next thing I'm looking to add now is an external logging setup so that if I have issues, I can get logs about what happened at least. 

Any suggestions for this would be welcome.