I'm writting this to try to know what a little trouble that happens with some of my pfsense installations;
Have you had any kind of trouble with pfsense corrupting the filesystem?? well, I have
Yesterday someone has told me that "internet" was not UP; I checked and noticed that pfsensed was stopped in non finished reboot... when I saw that, I knew that something wrong happened and could be damaged the box; really it does; I noticed that my dhcp server doesnt started, then checked that pfsense dhcpd conf file disapear... trying to open /var/log/messages or other logs I saw strange characters in the end of the file, sometimes in the full file, meaning that the file system was corrupted...
This is 3rd time it happens to me with pfsense in a couple years; in all of then, pfsense cannot start servers, cannot even start itself; I donot remember all the errors that appears on screen, but that above is sure! only once I could start manually my LAN nic and make a complete backup of my installation, copying some RRD graphs, squid access.log file and Proxy Report file. In the 1st and 2nd time I'm sure that there weren't any power supply interruption; the box was rebooted one or twice; in the operation it appear to have corrupted the file system; first time I was using an ide harddisk; 3rd a sata disk...
So my question is: why does this happens? when I'm going to install pfsense may I use linux filesystem? which would it be? reiser, ext3? is there any way of fortifying my install in order that it could no be so vulnerable??
thanks a lot