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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

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How to Back Up and Restore Your Systems

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To back up and restore your system, you must create a Portable Archive (PAR) file. Barracuda NG Firewalls using firmware 6.0.1 or later can also create encrypted PCA files to store the system configuration.

File TypePAR FileCommentRestore Configuration via
PARuncompressed, unencrypted archive fileThis is the default option.NG Admin, /opt/phion/update/, USB Stick when using NG Install
PGZcompressed, unencrypted archive fileCan only be created via NG Admin.NG Admin, /opt/phion/update
PCAencrypted archive fileBarracuda NG Firewall and NG Control Center version 6.0.1 and above.NG Admin, if the password is set to the serial number of the appliance you can also restore via /opt/phion/update/ or USB stick when using NG Install



Standalone Barracuda NG Firewall

Create a PAR or PCA file to back up and restore the configuration of a standalone Barracuda NG Firewall.

Back Up the Barracuda NG Firewall
  1. Go to the Config > Full Config page.
  2. Right-click Box and select Create PAR file. The Save As window opens.
  3. Select the archive type:
    • PAR File (*.par) (default)
    • Compressed PAR File (*.pgz)
    • Encrypted PAR File (*.pca)
  4. If you selected Encrypted PAR file, the Password window opens.
  5. Click Use Serial Number or enter the Password manually.

    PCA archives with manual passwords can not be used to reinstall your Barracuda NG Firewall or NG Control Center via NG Install or update the configuration via /opt/phion/update. Decrypt the archive manually for these operations. For more information, see phionar and conftool.

Restore the Barracuda NG Firewall
  1. Go to the Configuration > Full Config page.
  2. Right-click Box and select Restore from PAR file. Select the required PAR / PGZ / PCA file.
  3. If you are using a PCA file, enter the Password and click OK.
  4. Click Activate.
  5. Go to the Control > Box page.
  6. In the left navigation pane, expand Operating System and click Firmware Restart. Click Yes to confirm that you want to restart the subsystem.
  7. Expand Network and click Activate new network configuration.
  8. Select one of the following network configuration activation modes:
    1. If the new management IP address and management port are different from the ones currently configured on the appliance, click Force.
    2. If you are continuing to use the same management IP address and management port, click Failsafe.

PAR files can also be created from the CLI. For more information, see How to Create PAR or PCA Files on the Command Line. If the PAR file should be used for the setup process, copy the PAR file to the USB flash drive that you will use for installation. You can only copy one PAR file on the USB flash drive. You must name the file as box.par.

Barracuda NG Control Center

Two PAR files are needed to back up your Barracuda NG Control Center: The box layer box.par and the

Back Up the Barracuda NG Control Center Box Layer

To back up the Barracuda NG Control Center you must create a PAR file for the box layer and the archive.par for the Control Center configuration.

  1. Log in the Box Layer of the NG Control Center.
  2. Go to the Configuration > Full Config page.
  3. Right-click Box and select Create PAR file. The Save As window opens.
  4. Select the archive type:
    • PAR File (*.par) (default)
    • Compressed PAR File (*.pgz)
    • Encrypted PAR File (*.pca)
  5. If you selected Encrypted PAR file, the Password window opens.
  6. Click Use Serial Number or enter the Password manually.

The box.par file is saved to your local hard drive.

Back Up the Barracuda NG Control Center Configuration
  1. Log in to the NG Control Center.
  2. Go to the Configuration >Full Config page.
  3. Right-click the Multi-Range and select Create PAR file.
  4. The Save As window opens.
  5. Select the archive type:
    • PAR File (*.par) (default)
    • Compressed PAR File (*.pgz)
    • Encrypted PAR File (*.pca)
  6. If you selected Encrypted PAR file, the Password window opens.
  7. Click Use Serial Number or enter the Password manually.

The archive.par file is saved to your local hard drive.

Restore the Barracuda NG Control Center Box Layer

To restore the Barracuda NG Control Center:

  1. Go to the Configuration > Full Config page.
  2. Right-click Box and select Restore from PAR file. Select the required PAR / PGZ / PCA file.
  3. If you are using a PCA file encrypted with a manual password, enter the Password and click OK.
  4. Click Activate.
  5. Go to the Control > Box page.
  6. In the left navigation menu, expand Operating System and click Firmware Restart. Click Yes to confirm that you want to restart the subsystem.
  7. Expand Network and click Activate new network configuration.
  8. Select one of the following network configuration activation modes:
    1. If the new management IP address and management port are different from the ones currently configured on the appliance, click Force.
    2. If you are continuing to use the same management IP address and management port, click Failsafe.
Restore the Barracuda NG Control Center Configuration
  1. Log in to the NG Control Center.
  2. Go to the Configuration >Full Config page. If you are prompted with warning messages, click no.
  3. Right-click Multi-Range and select Restore from PAR file
  4. Select the required archive.par file.

If you are restoring the configuration of a Barracuda NG Control Center that has been reinstalled after a system crash, you must also restore the configurations of the appliances that it manages.

Managed Barracuda NG Firewall

To back up and restore the configuration of a Barracuda NG Firewall that is managed by the Barracuda NG Control Center, you must create a PAR file in the Barracuda NG Control Center and then recover the  managed Barracuda NG Firewall directly.

Back Up the Managed Barracuda NG Firewall
  1. Log into the Barracuda NG Control Center.
  2. Click the Config tab.
  3. In the Config Tree, navigate to the range and cluster for the Barracuda NG Firewall.
  4. Expand Boxes, right-click the Barracuda NG Firewall, and select Create PAR file for box.
  5. Select the archive type:
    • PAR File (*.par) (default)
    • Compressed PAR File (*.pgz)
    • Encrypted PAR File (*.pca)
  6. If you selected Encrypted PAR file, the Password window opens.
  7. If you selected Encrypted PAR file, click Use Serial Number or enter the Password manually.

  8. Save the PAR file to your local hard drive.
Restore the Managed Barracuda NG Firewall
  1. Log into the Barracuda NG Firewall.
  2. Go to the Config > Full Config page.
  3. Right-click Box and select Restore from PAR file. Select the PAR or PCA file you previously created for this NG Firewall in the NG Control Center.

  4. If you are using a PCA file encrypted with a manual password, enter the Password and click OK.
  5. Click OK to confirm the Emergency Override warning message.
  6. Click Activate.
  7. Go to the Control > Box page.
  8. In the left navigation pane, expand Operating System and click Firmware Restart. Click Yes to confirm that you want to restart the subsystem.
  9. Expand Network and click Activate new network configuration.
  10. Select one of the following network configuration activation modes:
    1. If the new management IP address and management port are different from the ones currently configured on the appliance, click Force.
    2. If you are continuing to use the same management IP address and management port, click Failsafe.
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