Make a backup before executing operations that can cause large configuration changes, such as:
- Upgrading the firmware
- Running the CLI commands
- Clicking the Reset button in the System Information widget on the dashboard
- Changing the operation mode
To mitigate impact in the event of a network compromise, always password-encrypt your backups.
There are two backup methods:
- Manual (see To back up the configuration via the web UI)
- Via FTP/SFTP (see To back up the configuration via the web UI to an FTP/SFTP server).
To lessen the impact on performance, schedule the FTP backup time for off-peak hours.
Event log messages stored in memory are cleared when the FortiWeb appliance shuts down. If you require the ability to save a few logs, you can copy and paste the HTML from the GUI page that is displaying the memory logs. Otherwise, if you need to be able to keep and download many logs, you should instead configure FortiWeb to store event logs on disk. For details, see Configuring logging and Downloading log messages.