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Toshi_Esumi
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FortiSwitch max number of config revisions

Looking for how many revisions of backup config files each FortiSwitch can hold. I'm assuming it depends on the model/flash mem size. If someone knows where the maximum value doc exists for FSWs, like FortiGate. Please let me know.

 

Also wondering how those rev IDs are managed/decided because after a factoryreset, the new backup's IDs are starting from '6'.

SW1234567-2 # exe revision list config

ID TIME ADMIN FIRMWARE VERSION COMMENT
6 1970-01-01 00:03:49 admin V7.2.0-build444-REL0 Automatic backup (logout)
7 1970-01-01 00:50:58 1234567 V7.2.0-build444-REL0 Automatic backup (session expired)
8 2023-06-21 22:48:22 1234567 V7.2.0-build444-REL0 Automatic backup (logout)

Thanks,

 

Toshi

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Toshi_Esumi
Esteemed Contributor III

I got the answers. My guesses were not far off. I think at least FS-2xx or below model's max is 20 based on FSW Dev team's answers. <edit>Actually they clearly said all have 20 except those biggger models</edit>
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1) How many max config revisions can be stored for FSW224D?

==> 20

 

2) Is there a list/document/link of max config revisions supported per FSW model? Or it is the same number of max config revisions for every FSW model?

==> No document for this but every FSW platform (other than FSW1024D, FSW1048D, FSW3032D) is having a max number of 20 config revisions. (1024D,1048D,3032D = 80 config revisions)

 

3) After factory resetting a switch the revision IDs doesn't seem to start from 0 or 1. Below list start from ID:11 up to 20. Would it start from 21 if I factoryreset it again? How these IDs are managed?

==> The IDs are stored in data2 partition. The ID should restart after factory-reset instead of incrementing. A mantis bug has been filed for this.

 

Mantis BUG ID: 0927850

https://mantis.fortinet.com/bug_view_page.php?bug_id=0927850

 

Mantis BUG ID: 0927854

https://mantis.fortinet.com/bug_view_page.php?bug_id=0927854

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Anthony_E
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hello Toshi,


Thank you for using the Community Forum. I will seek to get you an answer or help. We will reply to this thread with an update as soon as possible.


Thanks,

Anthony-Fortinet Community Team.
Anthony_E
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hello Toshi,

 

We are still looking for someone to help you.

We will come back to you ASAP.


Regards,

Anthony-Fortinet Community Team.
Toshi_Esumi
Esteemed Contributor III

Thanks Anthony. If your effort doesn't seem to get anywhere, I'll open a ticket at TAC. I have another one open related to the revision but it was about "500 server error" in GUI.

 

Toshi

Anthony_E
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hello Toshi,

 

Thank you.

 

My research was not unfortunately a success.

I invite you indeed to open a ticket with the TAC.

 

Once you have the answer, could you please update this post?

 

Thanks a lot for your contribution.

 

Best regards,

Anthony-Fortinet Community Team.
Toshi_Esumi
Esteemed Contributor III

Sure thing. My FSW is running 7.2.4 so once I get the answer about the 500 Server error, I'll report it to this forum as well. I'm guessing it's a bug or even that feature hasn't been fully implemented yet.

 

Toshi

Anthony_E
Community Manager
Community Manager

As usual, thanks a lot Toshi!

Anthony-Fortinet Community Team.
Toshi_Esumi
Esteemed Contributor III

I got the answers. My guesses were not far off. I think at least FS-2xx or below model's max is 20 based on FSW Dev team's answers. <edit>Actually they clearly said all have 20 except those biggger models</edit>
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1) How many max config revisions can be stored for FSW224D?

==> 20

 

2) Is there a list/document/link of max config revisions supported per FSW model? Or it is the same number of max config revisions for every FSW model?

==> No document for this but every FSW platform (other than FSW1024D, FSW1048D, FSW3032D) is having a max number of 20 config revisions. (1024D,1048D,3032D = 80 config revisions)

 

3) After factory resetting a switch the revision IDs doesn't seem to start from 0 or 1. Below list start from ID:11 up to 20. Would it start from 21 if I factoryreset it again? How these IDs are managed?

==> The IDs are stored in data2 partition. The ID should restart after factory-reset instead of incrementing. A mantis bug has been filed for this.

 

Mantis BUG ID: 0927850

https://mantis.fortinet.com/bug_view_page.php?bug_id=0927850

 

Mantis BUG ID: 0927854

https://mantis.fortinet.com/bug_view_page.php?bug_id=0927854

Toshi_Esumi
Esteemed Contributor III

By the way the MANTIS seems to be accessible only by FTNT employees. Just be aware if someone else found this thread in your search.

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