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RobyCaste
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clone the configuration

Duplicate the configuration
I often have to configure fortigate 40f or 60f in HA
I was wondering is it possible to download the configuration of a fortigate online and upload it to a new fortigate (during this activity the fortigate will be offline) where I would then go and change just a few things about the configuration?
Is it possible to copy a 40 f configuration onto a 60 f?
Or is it better to do this activity on identical models?

 

Thanks in advance

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ozkanaltas
Valued Contributor II

Hello @RobyCaste ,

 

If you mentioned device manager on FortiManager, you can follow this document

 

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortimanager/7.4.2/administration-guide/375787/downloading-a-conf...

 

Also, you can download configuration backup from the FortiGate device GUI.

 

https://community.fortinet.com/t5/FortiGate/Technical-Tip-How-to-download-FortiGate-configuration-fi...

 

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ozkanaltas
Valued Contributor II

You can't restore configuration between different models. If you want to backup and restore the configuration, device models should be the same. 

 

If you want to clone configuration between different models, you can use cli or Forticonverter( paid product).

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RobyCaste

Thanks for your immediate response.
I use the device manager where can I go in the menu to download that configuration?

ozkanaltas
Valued Contributor II

Hello @RobyCaste ,

 

If you mentioned device manager on FortiManager, you can follow this document

 

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortimanager/7.4.2/administration-guide/375787/downloading-a-conf...

 

Also, you can download configuration backup from the FortiGate device GUI.

 

https://community.fortinet.com/t5/FortiGate/Technical-Tip-How-to-download-FortiGate-configuration-fi...

 

If you have found a solution, please like and accept it to make it easily accessible to others.
NSE 4-5-6-7 OT Sec - ENT FW
If you have found a solution, please like and accept it to make it easily accessible to others.NSE 4-5-6-7 OT Sec - ENT FW
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