Fortinet recommends that you back up your FortiManager configuration to your management computer on a regular basis to ensure that, should the system fail, you can quickly get the system back to its original state with minimal affect to the network. You should also back up your configuration after making any changes to the FortiManager configuration or settings that affect connected devices.
If any management extensions, such as SD-WAN Orchestrator, are enabled, the backup file includes the configuration for each enabled management extension.
You can perform backups manually or at scheduled intervals. You can also create backups - called checkpoints - that define a point where the FortiManager and network management is stable and functioning. Should any future configurations cause issues, you have a point where the system is stable.
Fortinet recommends backing up all configuration settings from your FortiManager unit before upgrading the FortiManager firmware.
- Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
- In the System Information widget, click the backup button next to System Configuration. The Backup System dialog box opens
- If you want to encrypt the backup file, select the Encryption box, then type and confirm the password you want to use. The password can be a maximum of 63 characters.
- Select OK and save the backup file on your management computer.