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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Attention

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall version 8.0 is a cloud-only version. It is currently not available for on-premises deployments and can only be deployed in Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform public clouds.

How to Back Up and Restore Firewall and Control Center Configurations

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To back up and restore your system, you must create a Portable Archive (PAR) file. A Barracuda CloudGen Firewall running firmware 6.0.1 or higher can also create encrypted PCA files to store the system configuration.

File Type PAR File Comment Restore Configuration via
PAR uncompressed, unencrypted archive file This is the default option. Barracuda Firewall Admin, /opt/phion/update/, USB Stick when using Barracuda F-Series Install
PGZ compressed, unencrypted archive file Can only be created via Barracuda Firewall Admin. Barracuda Firewall Admin, /opt/phion/update
PCA encrypted archive file CloudGen Firewall and Firewall Control Center version 6.0.1 or higher. Barracuda Firewall 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 F-Series Install

Stand-alone CloudGen Firewall

Create a PAR or PCA file to back up and restore the configuration of a stand-alone CloudGen Firewall.

Back Up the CloudGen Firewall
  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree.
  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 cannot be used to reinstall your CloudGen Firewall or Control Center via F-Series 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 CloudGen Firewall
  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree.
  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 CONTROL > Box.
  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. Activate the new network configuration:
    • If you are continuing to use the same management IP address and management port, click Failsafe.
    • If the new network configuration uses a new management IP address, click Activate Now.
      For information, see How to Activate Network Changes.

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 Firewall Control Center

Two PAR files are needed to back up your Firewall Control Center: The box layer box.par and the archive.par containing the Control Center configuration including all managed firewalls. You cannot restore a managed firewall from the archive.par directly.

Back Up the Control Center Box Layer

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

  1. Log into the box layer of the Control Center.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree.
  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 Control Center Configuration
  1. Log into the Control Center.
  2. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree
  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 Control Center Box Layer

To restore the Control Center:

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree.
  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 CONTROL > Box
  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:
    • If you are continuing to use the same management IP address and management port, click Failsafe.
    • If the new management IP address and management port are different from the ones currently configured on the appliance, click Activate now.
      For information, see How to Activate Network Changes.
Restore the Control Center Configuration
  1. Log into the Control Center.
  2. Go to the CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree 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.
  5. (Optional) If the license has changed, you must also import the base license of the box layer on the Control Center. For more information, see How to Manually Install the Licenses for the Control Center.

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

Managed CloudGen Firewalls

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

Back Up the Managed CloudGen Firewall
  1. Log into the Control Center.
  2. Click the CONFIGURATION tab.
  3. In the Configuration Tree, navigate to the range and cluster for the CloudGen Firewall.
  4. Expand Boxes, right-click the CloudGen 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 CloudGen Firewall
  1. Log into the CloudGen Firewall.
  2. Go to the CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree page.
  3. Right-click Box and select Restore from PAR file. Select the PAR or PCA file you previously created for this firewall in the 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:
    • If you are continuing to use the same management IP address and management port, click Failsafe.
    • If the new management IP address and management port are different from the ones currently configured on the appliance, click Activate now.
      For information, see How to Activate Network Changes.
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