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Backing up configuration files and databases

Back up the FortiAnalyzer configuration file and databases.

It is recommended that you create a system backup file and save this configuration to your local computer. The device configuration file is saved with a .dat extension.

It is also recommended that you verify the integrity of your backup file.

When the database is larger than 2.8 GB, back up the configuration file to an FTP, SFTP, or SCP server using the following CLI command:

execute backup all-settings {ftp | sftp} <ip> <path/filename of server> <username on server> <password> <crptpasswd>

execute backup all-settings scp <ip> <path/filename of server> <SSH certificate> <crptpasswd>

For more information, see the FortiAnalyzer CLI Reference.

To back up your system configuration:
  1. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  2. In the System Information widget, click Backup. The Backup dialog box opens.
  3. If you wish, select the checkbox to encrypt the backup file, and enter a password.
  4. Click OK and save the backup file on your local computer.

If you encrypt the backup file, you must use the same password to restore this backup file.

To verify the integrity of a backup file:
  1. Back up your system configuration and save the backup file on your local computer.
  2. Go to System Settings > Event Log.
  3. Locate the system event that was logged as a result of the backup operation from the Event Log table. You may use the Add Filter button from the toolbar above to simplify locating the logged event entry.
  4. Verify the MD5 checksum from the Message column of the logged event entry, and compare it to the MD5 checksum of the backed up file from your local computer.

If the checksums match, then the backup process was successful.

Backing up configuration files and databases

Back up the FortiAnalyzer configuration file and databases.

It is recommended that you create a system backup file and save this configuration to your local computer. The device configuration file is saved with a .dat extension.

It is also recommended that you verify the integrity of your backup file.

When the database is larger than 2.8 GB, back up the configuration file to an FTP, SFTP, or SCP server using the following CLI command:

execute backup all-settings {ftp | sftp} <ip> <path/filename of server> <username on server> <password> <crptpasswd>

execute backup all-settings scp <ip> <path/filename of server> <SSH certificate> <crptpasswd>

For more information, see the FortiAnalyzer CLI Reference.

To back up your system configuration:
  1. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  2. In the System Information widget, click Backup. The Backup dialog box opens.
  3. If you wish, select the checkbox to encrypt the backup file, and enter a password.
  4. Click OK and save the backup file on your local computer.

If you encrypt the backup file, you must use the same password to restore this backup file.

To verify the integrity of a backup file:
  1. Back up your system configuration and save the backup file on your local computer.
  2. Go to System Settings > Event Log.
  3. Locate the system event that was logged as a result of the backup operation from the Event Log table. You may use the Add Filter button from the toolbar above to simplify locating the logged event entry.
  4. Verify the MD5 checksum from the Message column of the logged event entry, and compare it to the MD5 checksum of the backed up file from your local computer.

If the checksums match, then the backup process was successful.