FortiGate Firewall Configuration Backup and Restore procedure Firmware V4.0

FortiGate Firewall Configuration Backup and Restore procedure Firmware V4.0:

Do the following tasks to take FortiGate firewall backup.

Steps:

  1. Connect the firewall through browser.

 2.   Login to the firewall (Enter User name & Password) (see Figure-4).

Figure-4

3.  After logging in, click on System –>Dashboard –> Dashboard on the left hand side of the window (see Figure-5)

Figure-5

4.  Right side pane of the window, under System Information –> System Configuration –> click on Backup (see Figure-6)

Figure-6

5.  Backup window will appear (see Figure-7); Enter a password to encrypt the configuration file. You will need this password while restoring the configuration file. Confirm Enter the password again to confirm the password. Click on Backup tab.

Figure-7

Restore

After logging in, click on System –>Dashboard –> Dashboard on the left hand   side of the window.

 Right side pane of the window, under System Information –> System Configuration –> click on Backup (see Figure-8)

Figure-8

7.     Use the “choose file” button if you are restoring the configuration file from the management computer.

                Select the configuration file name from the browse list if you are restoring the configuration file from the USB disk.

       8.   Enter the password, you entered when backing up the configuration file.

Figure-9

     NOTE:  If the password is forgotten, there is no way to use the file.

source: fortinet

10 thoughts on “FortiGate Firewall Configuration Backup and Restore procedure Firmware V4.0

  1. I do have a question on Fortinet 60D backups, How would I schedule a backup to my FTP server and not to my Local PC. I have tried using > config system backup
    edit “Scheduled_Backup”
    set config-type full-config
    set protocol-type ftp
    set ftp-auth enable
    set ftp-user fortiweb1
    set ftp-passwd P@ssword1
    set ftp-server XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
    set ftp-dir “/config-backups”
    set schedule_type days
    set schedule_days sun,fri
    set schedule_time 01:15
    next
    end
    And this does work for some reason. Any Ideas would be appreciated
    I tried this in ‘config global and config vdom/edit root
    -Greg

  2. I want to take a Logs backup from Fortigate firewall 1000A , kindly help me if u know about this…i am able to take configuration backup.

  3. I want to configure the Log , but it is not happening. I have 310 B with 5.0 OS. I tried trhu CLI also.
    Pl help me with some How tos..
    Pavan

    1. Hi! Pavan,

      You can view logs in FortiGate firewall and can save the snapshots at regular intervals for security audit purpose. If you want store Full fledged logs you have to connect Forti Analyzer to your 310 B.
      Thank you

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