To back up and restore configurations for the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall, a Portable Archive (PAR) file containing all configuration settings is used.
The following items are backed up in PAR files:
- Configuration data
The following items are NOT backed up and must be backed up separately:
- Log files of the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall.
- Eventing database
For information on how to back up and restore the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall, see: How to Back Up and Restore Firewall Configurations.
Recover the Firewall Using a USB Flash Drive
You can also use a USB flash drive to recover your Barracuda CloudGen Firewall. Import the CloudGen Firewall ISO image, PAR/PCA files, and hotfixes to the drive and install them on the appliance.
For more information, see How to Recover a CloudGen Firewall with a USB Flash Drive.
Reset a Hardware Firewall to Factory Defaults
If your hardware appliance needs to be reverted to its initial state, you can reset the appliance to factory defaults by using a USB flash drive.
For more information, see How to Reset a Hardware F-Series Firewall to Factory Defaults.
Using Active Recovery Technology (ART)
Active Recovery Technology (ART) recovers your firewall from the command-line interface using a serial console or SSH. The ART menu allows administrators to reinstall the firewall and perform minor configuration changes. The ART menu is entered either by pressing a key when prompted while the system boots up or if selected when rebooting the firewall via Barracuda Firewall Admin.
For more information, see How to Use Active Recovery Technology (ART).