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When Barracuda Technical Support needs to troubleshoot a Barracuda Backup appliance linked through Barracuda Cloud Control, the technician uses the VPN tunnel between the appliance and the Barracuda Cloud Servers. However, there are some conditions where the VPN tunnel is prevented from connecting. For example, if a Barracuda Backup appliance is linked through Local Control, a support tunnel must be manually opened for remote diagnostics and technical support services over TCP port 22 outbound in contrast with the default VPN connection over port 1194.
Open a Support Tunnel through the Web Interface
Use the following steps to open a support tunnel through the Barracuda Backup web interface:
- Log in to https://login.barracuda.com/, and select the appliance in the left pane.
- Go to System > Troubleshooting page, and click the toggle to Open a support tunnel.
- Select how long to keep the support tunnel open:
- Indefinite – When selected, the support tunnel remains open until manually closed.
- Customize – When selected, enter the number of Hours or Days until the support tunnel expires.
- Click Open.
- Once troubleshooting is complete, if you selected Indefinite, click the toggle to Close and disable the support tunnel. If you selected Customize, the support tunnel automatically closes based on the selected support tunnel expiration time.
Open a Support Tunnel Using the Console
You can use the console screen to open a support tunnel.
Use the following steps to open a support tunnel using the console:
- Connect the VGA monitor and keyboard to the Barracuda Backup appliance.
- Use the keyboard arrows to highlight Troubleshooting, and press either Enter or the right arrow key on your keyboard to move the cursor to the Troubleshooting menu:
- Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the cursor to Enable Tunnel in the Remote Support section:
- Press Enter to open a support tunnel. Verify the support tunnel is open:
- Once troubleshooting is complete, repeat steps 1-4 to Disable the support tunnel.
Open a Support Tunnel from Local Interface
Use the following steps to log in to the local interface and open a support tunnel for remote diagnostics and technical support services over TCP port 22 outbound:
- In a browser window, enter the Barracuda Backup appliance IP address.
- Log in using your Barracuda Cloud Control credentials.
- Go to the System > Device Information page, and in the Server Actions section, click Open Support Tunnel:
- The button changes to Close Support Tunnel, and a message displays indicating that the tunnel is open.
- Once troubleshooting is complete, click Close Support Tunnel.