Backup & Restore

Use Backup & Restore page to take backup of the managed devices and store on the Firewall Manager. Sophos Firewall Manager acts as a Backup repository for device backups. Administrator can restore this backup on the device whenever required. Sophos Firewall Manager automatically takes backup of all the managed devices at the predefined intervals and if required administrator can also take backup manually.

Administrator can schedule the backup or manually take the backup from System Management > Device Settings > Maintenance > Backup & Restore.

Schedule Backup
Backup Frequency
Select backup frequency.

In general, it is the best to schedule backup on regular basis. Depending on how much information you add or change will help you determine the schedule.

Available options:

  • Never – Select this option if you do not want to take backup
  • Daily – Configure time at which the backup should be taken.
  • Weekly – Configure day and time at which the backup should be taken.
  • Monthly – Configure day and time at which the backup should be taken.
Backup Mode

Select backup mode.

Available options:
  • Local – Select this option to store Device backup file(s) on local machine.
  • FTP – Select this option if you want to store Device backup file(s) on any configured FTP server.
  • FTP Server IP – Specify IP address of FTP server
  • FTP Path – Specify path of backup folder on FTP server
  • Username – Specify FTP server username
  • Password – Specify FTP server password
  • Mail – Select this option to send backup file(s) on any configured email address.
Figure: Schedule Backup
Manage Backup
Select Device

Select the Device to take backup.

Take Backup

Click to take backup of the selected Device manually.

Backup Date

Date and time in DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM:SS format on which backup was taken

Backup Type

Type of backup – Manual or Scheduled

Last Good Backup

Select a backup to be stored as ‘last good backup’. This backup will not be purged.

You can take maximum five backups including ‘last good backup’.

Restore

Click to restore the downloaded backup.

Download

Click to download the backup.

Maximum 5 backups of every Device will be preserved but the Last good backup will be preserved all the time.

Figure: Manage Backup