Schedule Export of Configuration Files

Panorama saves a backup of its running configuration as well as the running configurations of all managed firewalls. The backups are in XML format with file names that are based on serial numbers (of Panorama or the firewalls). Use these instructions to schedule daily exports of the backups to a remote host. Panorama exports the backups as a single gzip file. You require superuser privileges to schedule the export.
If Panorama has a high availability (HA) configuration, you must perform these instructions on each peer to ensure the scheduled exports continue after a failover. Panorama does not synchronize scheduled configuration exports between HA peers.
  1. Select
    Panorama
    Scheduled Config Export
    and click
    Add
    .
  2. Enter a
    Name
    and
    Description
    for the scheduled file export and
    Enable
    it.
  3. Using the 24-hour clock format, enter a daily
    Scheduled Export Start Time
    or select one from the drop-down.
  4. Set the export
    Protocol
    to Secure Copy (
    SCP
    ) or File Transfer Protocol (
    FTP
    ).
  5. Enter the details for accessing the server, including:
    Hostname
    or IP address,
    Port
    ,
    Path
    for uploading the file,
    Username
    , and
    Password
    .
    The
    Path
    supports the following characters:
    .
    (period),
    +
    ,
    {
    and
    }
    ,
    /
    ,
    -
    ,
    _
    ,
    0
    -
    9
    ,
    a
    -
    z
    , and
    A
    -
    Z
    . Spaces are not supported in the file
    Path
    .
    If you are exporting to a BSD server, you will need to modify the SSHD password prompt to
    <username>@<hostname> <password>:
    .
  6. (
    SCP only
    ) Click
    Test SCP server connection
    . To enable the secure transfer of data, you must verify and accept the host key of the SCP server. Panorama doesn’t establish the connection until you accept the host key. If Panorama has an HA configuration, perform this step on each HA peer so that each one accepts the host key of the SCP server. If Panorama can successfully connect to the SCP server, it creates and uploads the test file named ssh-export-test.txt.
  7. Click
    OK
    to save your changes.
  8. Select
    Commit
    Commit to Panorama
    and
    Commit
    your changes.

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