I want to change the hardware. Will it work if I create a backup and install everything on the new system?
Kind of, but can’t recommend that. Tried it twice with result in a clean reinstall + reconfig all again .
However it’s kind of easy to restore things like DHCP fixed leases or firewall rules because all the files are located in /var/ipfire and you can easily copy them.
I, many times what I do is save the Backup of the IPFire and after installing the new IPFire, unzip the Backup and manually copy the files that I want in the path that says @xperimental with WinSCP.
So I have a installation, clean, clean.
so i first restored the backup and then the backups of the addons after reinstalling on new hardware. Then the addons themselves and it all worked immediately.
Thanks to the team for the great programming.
This is again worth a donation.
thank you. Glad this works as designed.
I would recommend opening tickets if something did not work.
I can totally recommend the process and it works.
I was told that the backup ISO is not made for plattform changes so I restored the config files by hand.
Perhaps https://wiki.ipfire.org/installation/arch-change might be useful.