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General Maintenance

Perform general maintenance tasks such as backup and restore so that you can revert to a previous configuration if necessary.

Back up FortiSandbox configuration

  • Perform regular backups to ensure you have a recent copy of your FortiSandbox configuration.
  • If your FortiSandbox is a virtual machine, you can also use VM snapshots.

Restore FortiSandbox configuration

Restore configuration backups to the same FortiSandbox model with the same firmware. Do not restore a configuration backup to a FortiSandbox model with different firmware.

Schedule maintenance tasks for off-peak hours

We recommend scheduling maintenance tasks for off-peak hours whenever possible including tasks such as:

  • Firmware upgrade
  • System topology change
  • Swapping failed hard disk

Maintain database integrity

To maintain database integrity, never power off a FortiSandbox unit without a graceful shutdown. Removing power without a proper shutdown can damage FortiSandbox databases. Always use the following shutdown command before powering off.

shutdown

 

We highly recommend connecting FortiSandbox units to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to prevent unexpected power issues that might damage internal databases.

General Maintenance

Perform general maintenance tasks such as backup and restore so that you can revert to a previous configuration if necessary.

Back up FortiSandbox configuration

  • Perform regular backups to ensure you have a recent copy of your FortiSandbox configuration.
  • If your FortiSandbox is a virtual machine, you can also use VM snapshots.

Restore FortiSandbox configuration

Restore configuration backups to the same FortiSandbox model with the same firmware. Do not restore a configuration backup to a FortiSandbox model with different firmware.

Schedule maintenance tasks for off-peak hours

We recommend scheduling maintenance tasks for off-peak hours whenever possible including tasks such as:

  • Firmware upgrade
  • System topology change
  • Swapping failed hard disk

Maintain database integrity

To maintain database integrity, never power off a FortiSandbox unit without a graceful shutdown. Removing power without a proper shutdown can damage FortiSandbox databases. Always use the following shutdown command before powering off.

shutdown

 

We highly recommend connecting FortiSandbox units to an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to prevent unexpected power issues that might damage internal databases.