Automatic Backups

On the Management > Backup/Restore > Automatic Backup tab you can configure several options dealing with the automatic generation of backups. To have backups created automatically, proceed as follows:

  1. Enable automatic backups on the Automatic Backups tab.

    Click the toggle switch.

    The toggle switch turns green and the Options and Send Backups by Email areas become editable.

  2. Select the interval.

    Automatic backups can be created at various intervals.

    You can choose between daily, weekly, and monthly.

  3. Specify the maximum number of backups to be stored.

    Automatically created backups are stored up to the number you enter here. Once the maximum has been reached, the oldest automatic backups will be deleted.

    Note that this applies to automatically created backups only. Backups created manually and backups created automatically before a system update will not be deleted.

  4. Click Apply.

    Your settings will be saved.

    The switch turns green.

To save you the work of backing up your Sophos UTM manually, the backup feature supports emailing the backup file to a list of defined email addresses.

Recipients: Automatically generated backups will be sent to users contained in the Recipients box. Multiple addresses can be added. By default, the first administrator's email address is used.

Encrypt email backups: In addition, you have the option to encrypt the backup (Triple DES encryption).

Password: Once you have selected the Encrypt email backups option, provide a password (second time for verification). You will be prompted for this password when importing the backup.

Automatically created backups will appear in the Available Backups list on the Backup/Restore tab, marked with the System flag indicating the Creator. From there, they can be restored, downloaded, or deleted as any backup you have created by yourself.