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2015/06/12 05:46:21 (permalink) 5.2
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Backup solution FortiAuthenticator

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After trying the advised method of restoring a snapshot within VMware the machine corrupted. So the question is easy is there another method of making a backup of the FortiAuthenticator config. Because there is no simple CLI command for doing so or I missed it.
 
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Re: Backup solution FortiAuthenticator 2015/06/12 06:06:33 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Jeroen 2015/06/12 08:50:45
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Where did you read that taking a snapshot is the correct way of backing up?  This is not correct and I will have that amended.  The correct method to back up the config is via the GUI:  
  • Manual:  Dashboard > System Configuration > Backup
  • Automated:  System > Administration > Config Auto-backup
 

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Re: Backup solution FortiAuthenticator 2015/06/12 06:08:38 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Jeroen 2015/06/12 08:50:37
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I should also have mentioned, taking a snapshot of a running system is not supported (this is mentioned int he admin guide).  If you are going to use snapshots, the system should be shutdown before taking the snapshot.

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Re: Backup solution FortiAuthenticator 2015/06/12 08:59:06 (permalink)
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Thanks for your response. Is there a CLI command to make a plain text backup of the config?
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Re: Backup solution FortiAuthenticator 2015/06/15 02:15:48 (permalink)
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There is no simple CLI command to take a backup in plain-text format, intentionally, as in contrary to FortiOS the configuration on FortiAuthenticator is stored as a database structures.
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Re: Backup solution FortiAuthenticator 2015/06/16 05:48:48 (permalink)
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On page 20:
In VM environments, it is recommended that you use the VMware Snapshot utility to backup the VM instance
http://docs.fortinet.com/uploaded/files/974/FortiAuthenticator-VM-VMware-Install-Guide.pdf
 
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Re: Backup solution FortiAuthenticator 2018/01/18 05:53:26 (permalink)
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Hi. What about replication by HyperV ? Will it keep consistency ?
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