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XML Reference Guide

Back up and restore command line utility commands and syntax

Fortinet provides administrators the ability to import and export configurations via the CLI. The fcconfig utility can be run locally or remotely as the system user (or admin user) to import or export the configuration file. In Microsoft Windows, the fcconfig utility is located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Fortinet\FortiClient> directory. In macOS, the fccconfig utility is located in the /Library/Application Support/Fortinet/FortiClient/bin directory.

The following commands are available for use:

Command

Description

FCConfig -m all -f <filename> -o export -i 1

Back up the configuration file.

FCConfig -m all -f <filename> -o export -i 1 -p <encrypted password>

Back up the configuration file (encrypted).

FCConfig -m all -f <filename> -o import -i 1

Restore the configuration file.

FCConfig -m all -f <filename> -o import -i 1 -p <encrypted password>

Restore the configuration file (encrypted).

FCConfig -m vpn -f <filename> -o exportvpn -i 1

Export the VPN tunnel configuration.

FCConfig -m vpn -f <filename> -o exportvpn -i 1 -p <encrypted password>

Export the VPN tunnel configuration (encrypted).

FCConfig -m vpn -f <filename> -o importvpn -i 1

Import the VPN tunnel configuration.

FCConfig -m vpn -f <filename> -o importvpn -i 1 -p <encrypted password>

Import the VPN tunnel configuration (encrypted).

Switches and switch parameters are case sensitive.

Backup and restore CLI commands are an advanced configuration option.

The command fccconfig -f settings.xml -m all -o export exports the configuration as an XML file in the FortiClient directory.

Back up and restore command line utility commands and syntax

Fortinet provides administrators the ability to import and export configurations via the CLI. The fcconfig utility can be run locally or remotely as the system user (or admin user) to import or export the configuration file. In Microsoft Windows, the fcconfig utility is located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Fortinet\FortiClient> directory. In macOS, the fccconfig utility is located in the /Library/Application Support/Fortinet/FortiClient/bin directory.

The following commands are available for use:

Command

Description

FCConfig -m all -f <filename> -o export -i 1

Back up the configuration file.

FCConfig -m all -f <filename> -o export -i 1 -p <encrypted password>

Back up the configuration file (encrypted).

FCConfig -m all -f <filename> -o import -i 1

Restore the configuration file.

FCConfig -m all -f <filename> -o import -i 1 -p <encrypted password>

Restore the configuration file (encrypted).

FCConfig -m vpn -f <filename> -o exportvpn -i 1

Export the VPN tunnel configuration.

FCConfig -m vpn -f <filename> -o exportvpn -i 1 -p <encrypted password>

Export the VPN tunnel configuration (encrypted).

FCConfig -m vpn -f <filename> -o importvpn -i 1

Import the VPN tunnel configuration.

FCConfig -m vpn -f <filename> -o importvpn -i 1 -p <encrypted password>

Import the VPN tunnel configuration (encrypted).

Switches and switch parameters are case sensitive.

Backup and restore CLI commands are an advanced configuration option.

The command fccconfig -f settings.xml -m all -o export exports the configuration as an XML file in the FortiClient directory.