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Administration Guide

Restoring a previous configuration

If you have downloaded configuration backups, you can upload one to revert the appliance’s configuration to that point.

Uploading a configuration file can also be used to configure many features of the FortiWeb appliance in a single batch: download a configuration file backup, edit the file in a plain text editor, then upload the finalized configuration.
To upload a configuration via the web UI
  1. Go to System > Maintenance > Backup & Restore and select the Local Backup tab.
  2. To access this part of the web UI, your administrator's account access profile must have Read and Write permission to items in the Maintenance category. For details, see Permissions.

    If you have made a configuration backup to an FTP server (see To back up the configuration via the web UI to an FTP/SFTP server), you cannot restore it here. Instead, restore it by using the execute restore command. For details, see the FortiWeb CLI Reference:

    http://docs.fortinet.com/fortiweb/reference

  3. Select Restore.
  4. Either enter the path and file name of the file to restore in the From File field, or click Browse to locate the file. The file will have a .zip file extension.
  5. If the backup was encrypted, enable Decryption, then in Password, provide the password that was used to encrypt the backup file.
  6. Click Restore to start the restoration of the selected configuration to a file.
  7. Your web browser uploads the configuration file and the FortiWeb appliance restarts with the new configuration. Time required to restore varies by the size of the file and the speed of your network connection. Your web UI session will be terminated when the FortiWeb appliance restarts.

  8. To continue using the web UI, if you have not changed the IP address and static routes of the web UI, simply refresh the web page and log in again.
  9. Otherwise, to access the web UI again, in your web browser, modify the URL t to match the new IP address of the network interface.

    For example, if you configured port1 with the IP address 10.10.10.5, you would browse to:

    https://10.10.10.5

    If the new IP address is on a different subnet than the previous IP address, and your computer is directly connected to the FortiWeb appliance, you may also need to modify the IP address and subnet of your computer to match the FortiWeb appliance’s new IP address.

  10. Upload any auxiliary configuration files such as certificates. These are only included in the configuration backup if you used the CLI or FTP/SFTP server backup. Otherwise, you must upload them again manually.

Restoring a previous configuration

If you have downloaded configuration backups, you can upload one to revert the appliance’s configuration to that point.

Uploading a configuration file can also be used to configure many features of the FortiWeb appliance in a single batch: download a configuration file backup, edit the file in a plain text editor, then upload the finalized configuration.
To upload a configuration via the web UI
  1. Go to System > Maintenance > Backup & Restore and select the Local Backup tab.
  2. To access this part of the web UI, your administrator's account access profile must have Read and Write permission to items in the Maintenance category. For details, see Permissions.

    If you have made a configuration backup to an FTP server (see To back up the configuration via the web UI to an FTP/SFTP server), you cannot restore it here. Instead, restore it by using the execute restore command. For details, see the FortiWeb CLI Reference:

    http://docs.fortinet.com/fortiweb/reference

  3. Select Restore.
  4. Either enter the path and file name of the file to restore in the From File field, or click Browse to locate the file. The file will have a .zip file extension.
  5. If the backup was encrypted, enable Decryption, then in Password, provide the password that was used to encrypt the backup file.
  6. Click Restore to start the restoration of the selected configuration to a file.
  7. Your web browser uploads the configuration file and the FortiWeb appliance restarts with the new configuration. Time required to restore varies by the size of the file and the speed of your network connection. Your web UI session will be terminated when the FortiWeb appliance restarts.

  8. To continue using the web UI, if you have not changed the IP address and static routes of the web UI, simply refresh the web page and log in again.
  9. Otherwise, to access the web UI again, in your web browser, modify the URL t to match the new IP address of the network interface.

    For example, if you configured port1 with the IP address 10.10.10.5, you would browse to:

    https://10.10.10.5

    If the new IP address is on a different subnet than the previous IP address, and your computer is directly connected to the FortiWeb appliance, you may also need to modify the IP address and subnet of your computer to match the FortiWeb appliance’s new IP address.

  10. Upload any auxiliary configuration files such as certificates. These are only included in the configuration backup if you used the CLI or FTP/SFTP server backup. Otherwise, you must upload them again manually.