Recently a comment from “carefreepineapple” appears on this blog responding to this article “https://agix.com.au/restore-pfsense-from-backup-using-the-cli-command-line” where the problem differed slightly, and so did the solution. Here’s the solution to restoring a config file from a USB storage device. The idea being that one could copy a config file from a working Netgate device, and restore it to a new/different device.
file -s /dev/da0s3 —- determine which device is the usb mkdir /media/usb mount_msdosfs /dev/da0s3 /media/usb cp /media/usb/backup/config-1593242670.xml /cf/config/config.xml rm /tmp/config.cache /etc/rc.reload_all start reboot
(the above is a copy from the above mentioned article)
The only step I’d mention as worthy of consideration is the first step. Ie, finding the USB device path.
Thank you “carefreepineapple”.