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Mohamedhh96
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FortiGate factory configuration change

Now I want to change the factory default configuration of FortiGate to my running configuration so I can restore my configuration using reset button. So can anyone help me to achieve that ?

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AEK
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Are you sure we can do that?

AEK
AEK
Mohamedhh96

I see this in another vendors.

dbu
Staff
Staff

It would be nice to have a button like that to restore the configuration file of your choice whenever you want :) 
Factory default configuration is there for a reason :)

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hbac
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Staff

Hi @Mohamedhh96,

 

Can you explain what you are trying to achieve? Are you trying to factory reset the FortiGate? 

 

Regards, 

fricci_FTNT
Staff
Staff

Hi @Mohamedhh96 ,

 

To my knowledge that is not achievable, when you reset a FortiGate to its default configuration, it will load a stored configuration file that cannot be customised.

 

Best regards,

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Mohamedhh96

This option is available in another vendors like juniper. So i think it is available in FortiGate but i need to know the path of default factory configuration file  

parteeksharma

Hi Mohamedhh96,
Hope you are doing good.
On Fortigate we can't customize the default Fortigate configuration. Please check below link for more details:

https://community.fortinet.com/t5/FortiGate/Technical-Tip-How-to-reset-a-FortiGate-with-the-default-...

Also if you want to store a previous configuration-backup, please check below link:
https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/6.4.5/administration-guide/702257/configuration-backups

Regards,
Parteek

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