All Barracuda Web filters. All firmware versions
To migrate the system configuration from one web filter to another follow these steps.
- Firmware version – the old system should be equal to or as close as possible to the firmware the new system is running.
- On the old system go to the Advanced → Backup tab and make a backup of the configuration. The system configuration holds system information, the user configuration hold local users in the web filter's database. Make separate backup files.
- Setup the new Web Filter with a temporary IP and connect it to your network. The status page needs Internet connectivity and takes a long time to timeout, so make sure you have Internet access for it.
- The backup files do not contain the User Interface administrator password nor the information on the Basic → IP Configuration page.
- Startup the new system and login with the default login found on the quick start guide.
- Activate the system, configure the information on the Basic → IP Configuration page and change the administrator password.
- Change the Serial Number in the file name of the backup files from the old system to the Serial Number of the new system.
- Go to the Advanced → Backup page and at the bottom of the page, use the restore options to restore the configuration files. The system will need to reboot.
- Open the User Interface on both systems in two separate browser windows, compare/review the system configuration and make any necessary adjustments.
- When you're confident the configuration is the same on both systems, replace the old system with the new system and change the IP to the permanent IP.
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