restart necessary to restore config file
Hi, first of all, I'm from Argentina, excuse me if I don't express myself accurately. I would like to request that pfSense doesn't find necessary to be rebooted in order to apply a restore config file. Thinking about it, There's not any setting in the webGUI that needs a reboot to be applied, except for updates. If the config file is a backup for the same version of the pfSense that is running, therefore not needing to be updated, why does it need a reboot?
I can set up the software step by step repeating all the settings and it won't need to be rebooted.
Updated by Jim Pingle almost 3 years ago
- Status changed from New to Rejected
Rebooting after restore is the safest way to ensure every setting has been applied. You can't always guarantee that a reboot wouldn't be needed. Plenty of cases on either side, but it's the safest assumption to make.
Otherwise the restore process would need to be much more complicated to detect which areas had changes and what apply actions are necessary.