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 From:  Peer Dicken <peer at dicken dot name>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Firmware Upgrade , failure, WRAP
 Date:  Tue, 21 Sep 2004 21:33:15 +0200
> you could partition the CF into two (or more) partitions, and place 
> two (or more) m0n0wall images on them. then using the freebsd BootEasy 
> bootmanager bootblocks, you'd be presented with an option to select 
> which partition to boot off. this way, if you fsck up your main 
> m0n0wall image, you could always boot off the second partitition.

That sounds good. I'll take a look at that.

> for added reliability, you could modify the functions which write 
> config.xml to the CF card and have them write to the other partitions 
> as well. this would mean that you'd be back up with your same settings 
> et al.
Sounds good, too. But - a good admin will do a backup of config.xml 
regulary.  I

> me ? i just keep a few spare CF cards and do regular backups of 
> config.xml. :)
Well, I'm trying to imagine a few dozens of costumers plugging their 
power supplies off ... it'd be better to prevent any possible failure 
that turns the machine unusable. I do not want them to block our first 
level support :-/