Fortinet recommends that you back up your FortiManager configuration to your management computer on a regular basis to ensure that, should the system fail, you can quickly get the system back to its original state with minimal affect to the network. You should also perform a back up after making any changes to the FortiManager configuration or settings that affect the connected devices.
You can perform backups manually or at scheduled intervals. You can also create a backups - called checkpoints - that define a point where the FortiManager and network management is stable and functioning. Should any future configurations cause issues, you have a point where the system is stable.
Fortinet recommends backing up all configuration settings from your FortiManager unit before upgrading the FortiManager firmware.
- Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
- In the System Information widget, click the backup button next to System Configuration. The Backup System dialog box opens
- If you want to encrypt the backup file, select the Encryption box, then type and confirm the password you want to use. The password can be a maximum of 63 characters.
- Select OK and save the backup file on your management computer.