“Troubles never arrive alone.” (Central European Saying)
Q: How do you eat an elephant?
A: One bite at a time…
One little SSD in my OPNSense Router takes a dive, and the knock-on effects ripple across the LAN and across WAN access.
Sixteen days ago that SSD borked the K9ZW Home Station’s remote capabilities along with about everything else at our home.
As I type I am making the first QSOs of a temporarily restored setup, using a low-feature router in place of the failed unit.
Some upsides is that most of the data from the failed SSD was recovered, including the OPNSense configuration file, the temporary router seems to be working well enough, and other than SPOT BBS which needs another configuration sort out to be back up, things are running.
Downsides is the original device ate the replacement SSD and the problem may be deeper than a bad SSD. The replacement ordered – a Q1055GE PfSense Industrial Router 8 * 2.5GbE I225V B3 LAN Intel Core i5-10210U Processor 6M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz Fanless Mini PC AES-NI 4*USB Rs232 Firewall Appliance(8G DDR4 RAM, 256G mSATA SSD) – will take a couple weeks to arrive. And the SPOT BBS configuration remains an enigma as I made less notes than I need now to unravel the software specific reconfiguring – that is a “my bad” issue.
So little by little the gremlins are being dealt with! And it is a lot more fun to be back on the air remotely!