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Automate backup

Hello guys.


In the company I work for, we have 05 Fortigate firewalls that are EC2 in AWS. Today we backup the firewall manually and I would like to do these backups automatically and the perfect world would already move these backups to a S3 Bucket. Is there any way to do that?

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you could enable scp download and write some script that gets a config backup via scp and run that periodically via crond or whatsoever.

you could also create some cli script. Afair FortiOS cli can create a backup and uplod it via ftp or something. you could then have your FGT exec that periodically via action stitch.


Or you use a FOrtiManager to manage your FGT. Then FMG alsways knows the latest config of any managed FGT and you just need to backup your FMG :)


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You can use a FTP or SCP to take the backup and use the automation script with CLI action and schedule to schedule it. here is the link that you  can follow