Restoring a firewall configuration overwrites the current candidate configuration with another configuration. This is useful when you want to revert all firewall settings used in an earlier configuration; you can perform this restoration as a single operation instead of manually reconfiguring each setting in the current configuration.
The firewall automatically saves a new version of the running configuration whenever you commit changes and you can restore any of those versions. However, you must manually save a candidate configuration to later restore it (see Back Up a Configuration).
Restore a Configuration
Restore the current running configuration. This operation undoes all the changes you made to the candidate configuration since the last commit. Select Device > Setup > Operations and Revert to running configuration. Click Yes to confirm the operation.
Restore the default snapshot of the candidate configuration. This is the snapshot that you create or overwrite when you click Save at the top right of the web interface. Select Device > Setup > Operations and Revert to last saved configuration. Click Yes to confirm the operation. ( Optional ) Click Commit to overwrite the running configuration with the snapshot.
Restore a previous version of the running configuration that is stored on the firewall. The firewall creates a version whenever you commit configuration changes. Select Device > Setup > Operations and Load configuration version. Select a configuration Version and click OK. ( Optional ) Click Commit to overwrite the running configuration with the version you just restored.
Restore one of the following: Current running configuration (named running-config.xml) Custom-named version of the running configuration that you previously imported Custom-named candidate configuration snapshot (instead of the default snapshot) Select Device > Setup > Operations and click Load named configuration snapshot. Select the snapshot Name and click OK. ( Optional ) Click Commit to overwrite the running configuration with the snapshot.
Restore a running or candidate configuration that you previously exported to an external host. Select Device > Setup > Operations, click Import named configuration snapshot, Browse to the configuration file on the external host, and click OK. Click Load named configuration snapshot, select the Name of the configuration file you just imported, and click OK. ( Optional ) Click Commit to overwrite the running configuration with the snapshot you just imported.
Restore state information that you exported from a firewall. Besides the running configuration, the state information includes device group and template settings pushed from Panorama. If the firewall is a GlobalProtect portal, the information also includes certificate information, a list of satellites, and satellite authentication information. If you replace a firewall or portal, can you can restore the information on the replacement by importing the state bundle. Import state information: Select Device > Setup > Operations, click Import device state, Browse to the state bundle, and click OK. ( Optional ) Click Commit to apply the imported state information to the running configuration.

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