Before any upgrade is performed, plan for how to recover prior in case something goes wrong.
There is a chance that a regression from one version to another, either in the pf Sense or Free BSD code, can leave the firewall unusable.
If you are having issues updating the firmware of a drive connected to a PCI Serial ATA controller or Serial ATA RAID controller, please install the drive into a system with Serial ATA connections directly on the motherboard (Onboard Serial ATA controller) and try again.
This article explains how to update the firmware of your Native Instruments audio interface or controller.
Furthermore, installing the wrong Marvell drivers can make these problems even worse.
Using outdated or corrupt Marvell 88SE91xx drivers can cause system errors, crashes, and cause your computer or hardware to fail.Those with a pf Sense Gold subscription may also use the Auto Config Backup package to make a manual backup noting the reason as "before upgrade".Keeping a local and remote copy of the backup is strongly advised.First, as always before any major change to the firewall, make sure there is a good, up-to-date backup.Visit Diagnostics Backup/Restore and download a backup of the firewall configuration (config.xml).