Schedule Log Exports to an SCP or FTP Server
You can schedule exports of Traffic, Threat, URL Filtering, Data Filtering, HIP Match, and WildFire Submission logs to a Secure Copy (SCP) server or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server. Perform this task for each log type you want to export.
You can use Secure Copy (SCP) commands from the CLI to export the entire log database to an SCP server and import it to another firewall. Because the log database is too large for an export or import to be practical on the following platforms, they do not support these options: PA-7000 Series firewalls (all PAN-OS releases), Panorama virtual appliance running Panorama 6.0 or later releases, and Panorama M-Series appliances (all Panorama releases).
- Selectand clickDeviceScheduled Log ExportAdd.
- Enter aNamefor the scheduled log export andEnableit.
- Select theLog Typeto export.
- Select the dailyScheduled Export Start Time. The options are in 15-minute increments for a 24-hour clock (00:00 - 23:59).
- Select theProtocolto export the logs:SCP(secure) orFTP.
- Enter theHostnameor IP address of the server.
- Enter thePortnumber. By default, FTP uses port 21 and SCP uses port 22.
- Enter thePathor directory in which to save the exported logs.
- Enter theUsernameand, if necessary, thePassword(andConfirm Password) to access the server.
- (FTP only)SelectEnable FTP Passive Modeif you want to use FTP passive mode, in which the firewall initiates a data connection with the FTP server. By default, the firewall uses FTP active mode, in which the FTP server initiates a data connection with the firewall. Choose the mode based on what your FTP server supports and on your network requirements.
- (SCP only)ClickTest SCP server connection. Before establishing a connection, the firewall must accept the host key for the SCP server.If you use a Panorama template to configure the log export schedule, you must perform this step after committing the template configuration to the firewalls. After the template commit, log in to each firewall, open the log export schedule, and clickTest SCP server connection.
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