Configuring mailbox backup
Before you can initiate a backup or configure automatically scheduled backups, you must first enable backups and configure the backup media.
Before you can back up or restore your mail data, you must configure your FortiMail unit.
- Go to System > Maintenance > Mail Data.
- Expand Status and set a refresh rate from the Automatically refresh interval drop-down menu.
- Under Backup Options click Enable.
- Set the number of copies to fully backup.
- Set either a full or incremental Schedule, depending on how often you wish to schedule backups.
- Under Device, set Protocol to one of the following types of backup media:
- NFS: A network file system (NFS) server.
- SMB/CIFS: A Windows-style file share.
- SSH File System: A server that supports secure shell (SSH) connections.
- External USB: An external hard drive connected to the FortiMail unit’s USB port.
- External USB (auto detect): An external disk connected to the FortiMail unit’s USB port. Unlike the previous option, this option only creates a backup when you connect the USB disk, or when you manually initiate a backup using “Backing up and restoring the mailboxes” on page 299, rather than according to a schedule.
- iSCSI Server: An Internet SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), also called iSCSI server.
- Set Hostname/IP address to the IP address or FQDN of the NFS, Windows, SSH, or iSCSI server.
- Set Port to the TCP port number on which the backup server listens for connections.
- Set Directory to the folder path of the backup server where the FortiMail unit stores the mailbox backups, such as: /home/fortimail/mailboxbackups.
- Depending on the protocol you select, the following options are available:
- Share: Enter the folder path of the backup server where the FortiMail unit stores the mailbox backups.
- Encryption key: Enter the key used to encrypt data stored on the backup media. Valid key lengths are between six and 64 single-byte characters.
- iSCSI ID: Enter the iSCSI identifier in the format expected by the iSCSI server, such as an iSCSI Qualified Name (IQN), Extended Unique Identifier (EUI), or T11 Network Address Authority (NAA).
- Make sure to click Apply when finished configuring the Backup Options section.