WatchGuard Firebox: How to make a back of an XTM Device Image

This is only required when you wish to restore an existing configuration on an XTM device.

Note: An XTM device backup image is an encrypted and saved copy of the flash disk image from the XTM device flash disk. It includes the XTM device OS, configuration file, feature keys, Device Management users, passphrases, DHCP leases, and certificates. The backup image also includes any event notification settings that you configured in Traffic Monitor. You can save a backup image to your management computer. This backup image is unique to each device and includes the serial number, certificates, and private keys unique to that device. to a directory on your network, or to another connected storage device.

Note: Never should you restore a backup image created from one XTM device to a different XTM device, even if both devices are the same model.

Steps: Follow the steps below to achieve this
– From the Policy manager
– Click on File
– click on backup
– Enter the administration username and passphrase
– This step may include other steps for Authentication as defined by your administrator.
A new backup dialog box appears
– Browse and select the backup path
– Type and confirm the chosen encryption key.

This key is required to encrypt the backup file and if forgotten then we are sorry nothing can be restored 😉
and click on OK.

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