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Restoring from a USB drive

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The FortiGate firmware can be restored from a USB drive.

To restore the firmware from a USB drive:
  1. Copy the firmware file to the root directory on the USB drive.
  2. Connect the USB drive to the USB port of the FortiGate device.
  3. Connect to the FortiGate CLI using the RJ-45 to DB-9 or null modem cable.
  4. Enter the following command:

    execute restore image usb <filename>

    The FortiGate unit responds with the following message:

    This operation will replace the current firmware version! Do you want to continue? (y/n)

  5. Type y. The FortiGate unit restores the firmware and restarts. This process takes a few minutes.
  6. Update the antivirus and attack definitions:

    execute update-now

The FortiGate firmware can be restored from a USB drive.

To restore the firmware from a USB drive:
  1. Copy the firmware file to the root directory on the USB drive.
  2. Connect the USB drive to the USB port of the FortiGate device.
  3. Connect to the FortiGate CLI using the RJ-45 to DB-9 or null modem cable.
  4. Enter the following command:

    execute restore image usb <filename>

    The FortiGate unit responds with the following message:

    This operation will replace the current firmware version! Do you want to continue? (y/n)

  5. Type y. The FortiGate unit restores the firmware and restarts. This process takes a few minutes.
  6. Update the antivirus and attack definitions:

    execute update-now