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Providing delta updates to downstream FortiManagers in cascade mode

Providing delta updates to downstream FortiManagers in cascade mode

FortiManagers connected to FDS have the option to download delta packages from FortiGuard when exporting FortiGuard packages.

When the package is imported into the upstream FortiManager, the upstream FortiManager can provide the delta package update to downstream FortiManagers instead of the entire merged package, saving bandwidth.

To provide delta updates to downstream FortiManager:
  1. On the online FortiManager, go to FortiGuard > Query Services > Receive Status, and Export the FortiGuard package.
    A dialog appears with the option to enable or disable delta package downloads.

  2. Enable the Download Delta Data toggle. When enabled, the merged FortiGuard package will be downloaded with delta packages.

  3. On the upstream FortiManager, go to FortiGuard > Query Services > Receive Status and Import the package with the delta packages. The download history shows the imported delta packages.

  4. The downstream FortiManager can pull delta packages from the upstream FortiManager instead of getting the entire merged package, saving bandwidth.

Providing delta updates to downstream FortiManagers in cascade mode

FortiManagers connected to FDS have the option to download delta packages from FortiGuard when exporting FortiGuard packages.

When the package is imported into the upstream FortiManager, the upstream FortiManager can provide the delta package update to downstream FortiManagers instead of the entire merged package, saving bandwidth.

To provide delta updates to downstream FortiManager:
  1. On the online FortiManager, go to FortiGuard > Query Services > Receive Status, and Export the FortiGuard package.
    A dialog appears with the option to enable or disable delta package downloads.

  2. Enable the Download Delta Data toggle. When enabled, the merged FortiGuard package will be downloaded with delta packages.

  3. On the upstream FortiManager, go to FortiGuard > Query Services > Receive Status and Import the package with the delta packages. The download history shows the imported delta packages.

  4. The downstream FortiManager can pull delta packages from the upstream FortiManager instead of getting the entire merged package, saving bandwidth.