SMC can automatically and repeatedly back up the configuration of firewalls and the server itself in order to restore the entire pool when necessary.
By default, automatic backup is enabled. It is performed every hour.
- Go to the Maintenance > Backup menu on the left.
The list shows all saved backups. They are kept for seven days. After seven days, only one backup per day is saved. After one month, only one backup per week is saved. After 12 months, backups are deleted.
An icon in the Status column indicates whether the configurations of all firewalls have been backed up, and which firewalls present issues. Scroll over icons with the mouse to display a tool tip.
- Click on in the Actions column.
The archive contains a metadata file, the backup of the SMC server's configuration and the backups of each firewall's configuration in .na format.
- Double-click a line or click on in the Actions column.
- Uncheck Enable automatic backup.