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Scheduled updates

Scheduling updates ensures that the virus and IPS definitions are downloaded to your FortiGate on a regular basis.

Updating definitions can cause a brief disruption in traffic that is currently being scanned while the FortiGate unit applies the new signature database. Updates should be scheduled during off-peak hours when network usage is at a minimum to ensure that network activity will not be affected by downloading the definitions files.

Note

A schedule of once a week means any urgent updates will not be pushed until the scheduled time. If an urgent update is required, click the Update Licenses & Definitions Now button to manually update the definitions.

To configure scheduled updates in the GUI:
  1. Go to System > FortiGuard
  2. In the FortiGuard Updates section, enable Scheduled Updates.
  3. Configure the update schedule:

  4. Click Apply.
To configure scheduled updates in the CLI:
config system autoupdate schedule
    set status enable
    set frequency {every | daily | weekly}
    set time <hh:mm>
    set day <day_of_week>
end

Scheduled updates

Scheduling updates ensures that the virus and IPS definitions are downloaded to your FortiGate on a regular basis.

Updating definitions can cause a brief disruption in traffic that is currently being scanned while the FortiGate unit applies the new signature database. Updates should be scheduled during off-peak hours when network usage is at a minimum to ensure that network activity will not be affected by downloading the definitions files.

Note

A schedule of once a week means any urgent updates will not be pushed until the scheduled time. If an urgent update is required, click the Update Licenses & Definitions Now button to manually update the definitions.

To configure scheduled updates in the GUI:
  1. Go to System > FortiGuard
  2. In the FortiGuard Updates section, enable Scheduled Updates.
  3. Configure the update schedule:

  4. Click Apply.
To configure scheduled updates in the CLI:
config system autoupdate schedule
    set status enable
    set frequency {every | daily | weekly}
    set time <hh:mm>
    set day <day_of_week>
end