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2019/06/04 23:10:13 (permalink)
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Restoring backup to another fortigate

Hi Team,
Currently I'm having an fortigate 200E running forti OS version 6.2.0 build 0866 (GA). Due to some power issue my fortigate didn't powering up and I had requested for RMA of same device.

I already having an backup of my old fortigate device, so can I just restore that backup on my new fortigate device or if not what are the precaution/parameters I need to check before restoring my old device backup to new device.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

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Vishal
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    ede_pfau
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    Re: Restoring backup to another fortigate 2019/06/05 01:19:41 (permalink)
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    Yes you can.
    0- you can manage the replacement unit by connecting to 192.168.199 via any (internal) port
    1- make sure the replacement unit runs the same firmware; if not, upgrade
    2- in CLI, run "exec factoryreset", just to make sure.
    3- restore your old config
    You will probably have to change this setting in CLI:
    conf sys global
       set alias "<FG2H...>"
    end
     
    as this is the serial number of the FGT.
    4- go to the Customer Service portal, log in, "Assets", "manage", in the left menu click "RMA". Now enter the serial number of the new unit. Your associated contracts will be reassigned to the new unit.
    5- now you can run "exec update-now" in the CLI. Check later that the AV signatures have been updated.
     

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    Re: Restoring backup to another fortigate 2019/06/05 10:25:22 (permalink)
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    Hi Ede_pfau,

    First, thank you for your help.

    As I'm doing an RMA of same fortigate device of same model no i.e 200E, then would I need to change any config-version, conf_file_ver or build no from my new unit backup file to old faulty unit backup file before restoring all configuration to new unit.

    Please help.

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    Vishal
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    Re: Restoring backup to another fortigate 2019/06/05 11:05:46 (permalink)
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    No need to change anything. I believe you can restore that cfg to the appliance just upgrade the appliance to he same firmware-rev which you will find within  the 1st top 3 lines of the conf  "config-version=BLABLAHBLAH:vdom=:user=
     
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    Re: Restoring backup to another fortigate 2019/06/06 14:55:46 (permalink)
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    No, you won't have to change any of the top 3 lines in the old config file.
    Just check the points I mentioned in addition. The replacement will run even without that but ...

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    Re: Restoring backup to another fortigate 2019/06/07 23:01:20 (permalink)
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    Thank you ede_pfau for your guidance.

    Regards,
    Vishal
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    Re: Restoring backup to another fortigate 2019/06/10 12:13:23 (permalink)
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    If you haven't been keeping up to date with firmware updates, you may have to back down the level on the new device. This is OK since you won't need to worry about a configuration on that box at the onset. Just make sure when the firmware level is where you want it to execute a factory-reset on the new box, just to be sure.

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