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Checkpoint gateway firewall Backup through smart console

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Hi Mates,

can anybody please guide me on how to take configuration backup of checkpoint gateway firewall through smart console..

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Re: Checkpoint gateway firewall Backup through smart console

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Dear  Satish Syal,

You are able to do the backup via SmartConsole , it is available since 2013 Smiley Happy

Central Device Management

Central Device Management for R77 versions Security Gateways running on Gaia OS 

Overview

Central Device Management capabilities for Gaia Gateways are integrated into the R77 versions SmartDashboard.

A new Gateways View is available under the Firewall tab. The Gateways View allows performing several actions on R77.X Gaia gateways:

  • Run a script
  • Create a backup
  • Restore from backup
  • Open SSH session
  • Open Portal session
  • Push Settings To Device
  • Fetch Settings From Device

Action results are displayed in the Recent Tasks pane, located under the Gateways View.

The following Gaia OS features are configurable via the gateway's object editor:

  • Interface IP address
  • Static Routes
  • DNS, NTP and Proxy servers

Backup and Restore

These options let you:

  • Back up the Gaia OS configuration and the firewall database to a compressed file
  • Restore the Gaia OS configuration and the firewall database from a compressed file

To back up a configuration:

  1. Right-click the Security Gateway.
  2. Select Backup and Restore > Backup.

    The Backup window opens.

  3. Select the backup location.

    The backup location can be on the local gateway or a remote server.

    If the location is a remote server, enter the:

    • IP address
    • Transfer protocol
    • Authentication credentials - username and password
    • Path to a backup directory. The path must start and end with (/).

    For example: /ftproot/backup/

    Or just (/) for the root directory of the server.

  4. Click OK.

    The status of the Backup operation shows in Recent Tasks.

    When the task is complete, double-click the entry to see the file path and name of the backup file.

    Note: This name is necessary to do a system restore.

    To backup multiple Security Gateways, select them in the Gateways view and click Actions > Backup and Restore > Backup.

To restore a configuration:

  1. Select Backup and Restore > Restore.

    The Restore window opens.

  2. In the Restore File text box, enter the name of the backup file.

    If you cannot find the name of the file in Recent Tasks, or did not save the file name after completing the backup process:

    1. Right-click the Security Gateway.
    2. Select Maintenance > Open Shell.
    3. On the gateway, run the clish command: show backup logs.
    4. Find the name of the compressed backup file.

      The file will be named according to this convention:

      backup_<name of gateway object>_<date of backup>.tgz

  3. Specify if the file is on the local gateway or remote backup server.

    If the location is a remote server, enter the:

    • IP address
    • Transfer protocol
    • Authentication credentials
    • Path to a backup directory. The path must start and end with (/).

      For example: /ftproot/backup/

      Or just (/) for the root directory of the server.

  4. Click OK.
    • Connectivity to the gateway is lost
    • The gateway automatically reboots
  5. Install a policy.

    The status of the restore operation shows in Recent Tasks.

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Re: Checkpoint gateway firewall Backup through smart console

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Satish,

Hope you are doing fine! As far as I know there's no way to perform a backup from SmartConsole (Dashboard, etc).

You perform backups via WebUI or CLI and there are three methods available: Export (Only command line), Backup and Snapshot (Actually four if we concider show configuration).

For best practicies and how to please reffer to Best Practices - Backup on Gaia OS 

Regards,

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Re: Checkpoint gateway firewall Backup through smart console

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I don't think you can do backup from Smart console, u can only backup system database from smart console.

One time I did the backup like this:

1. Putty to the Security Gate and run: Save configure

2. FTP to the appliance and download the save configure txt fille

3. Web login the appliance and go to maintenance-->System Backup, you can create backup from here and export down locally.

I tried to created a VM as SMS server and applied all the update and applied the Save configure file, then from the web login of new SMS, import the backup file and restore it. it successfully restored, however I encountered a lot of error and majorly because of the patches, it must be have exactly same patch applied as production system, then can be restored.

You can have a try and we can share experience 

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Re: Checkpoint gateway firewall Backup through smart console

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Dear  Satish Syal,

You are able to do the backup via SmartConsole , it is available since 2013 Smiley Happy

Central Device Management

Central Device Management for R77 versions Security Gateways running on Gaia OS 

Overview

Central Device Management capabilities for Gaia Gateways are integrated into the R77 versions SmartDashboard.

A new Gateways View is available under the Firewall tab. The Gateways View allows performing several actions on R77.X Gaia gateways:

  • Run a script
  • Create a backup
  • Restore from backup
  • Open SSH session
  • Open Portal session
  • Push Settings To Device
  • Fetch Settings From Device

Action results are displayed in the Recent Tasks pane, located under the Gateways View.

The following Gaia OS features are configurable via the gateway's object editor:

  • Interface IP address
  • Static Routes
  • DNS, NTP and Proxy servers

Backup and Restore

These options let you:

  • Back up the Gaia OS configuration and the firewall database to a compressed file
  • Restore the Gaia OS configuration and the firewall database from a compressed file

To back up a configuration:

  1. Right-click the Security Gateway.
  2. Select Backup and Restore > Backup.

    The Backup window opens.

  3. Select the backup location.

    The backup location can be on the local gateway or a remote server.

    If the location is a remote server, enter the:

    • IP address
    • Transfer protocol
    • Authentication credentials - username and password
    • Path to a backup directory. The path must start and end with (/).

    For example: /ftproot/backup/

    Or just (/) for the root directory of the server.

  4. Click OK.

    The status of the Backup operation shows in Recent Tasks.

    When the task is complete, double-click the entry to see the file path and name of the backup file.

    Note: This name is necessary to do a system restore.

    To backup multiple Security Gateways, select them in the Gateways view and click Actions > Backup and Restore > Backup.

To restore a configuration:

  1. Select Backup and Restore > Restore.

    The Restore window opens.

  2. In the Restore File text box, enter the name of the backup file.

    If you cannot find the name of the file in Recent Tasks, or did not save the file name after completing the backup process:

    1. Right-click the Security Gateway.
    2. Select Maintenance > Open Shell.
    3. On the gateway, run the clish command: show backup logs.
    4. Find the name of the compressed backup file.

      The file will be named according to this convention:

      backup_<name of gateway object>_<date of backup>.tgz

  3. Specify if the file is on the local gateway or remote backup server.

    If the location is a remote server, enter the:

    • IP address
    • Transfer protocol
    • Authentication credentials
    • Path to a backup directory. The path must start and end with (/).

      For example: /ftproot/backup/

      Or just (/) for the root directory of the server.

  4. Click OK.
    • Connectivity to the gateway is lost
    • The gateway automatically reboots
  5. Install a policy.

    The status of the restore operation shows in Recent Tasks.

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Nickel

Re: Checkpoint gateway firewall Backup through smart console

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Thanks mate will follow all the steps mention hope this would work...am new to this platform nd everybody's response nd help here is really overwhelming... 

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Nickel

Re: Checkpoint gateway firewall Backup through smart console

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Sorry for the delay response... I should have replied earlier... Was down with fever... Hope to have your help in all upcoming issues... Will keep troubling u mates,  thanks in advance

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