I cann't figure out why, but it's drivigin me insane, because I do a TON of customization, then reboot the router, and EVERYTHING is gone. Please help/advise. Thanks.
Probably your NVRAM goes low, then router can behave like that.
Check with: nvram show | grep entries
Currently: 936 entries, 19688 bytes used, 13080 bytes free.
With VPN Server running: 936 entries, 23655 bytes used, 9113 bytes free.
Looks like easytomato has a blog and twitter feed, might want to check there.
so I take it that this is a very low amount of nvram vs. what should be available?
On the "configuration backup" page, it notes this as well:
Total / Free NVRAM: 32.00 KB / 9044 (27.60%)
This is with DDNS running too now.