Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

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Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

Hi all,

pls add a feature to allow automatic and scheduled (daily,weekly,monthly) configuration backups to be made to local HD, remote ftp/tftp/scp server.

kind rgds

Roland

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L5 Sessionator

Re: Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

In 4.0 you will have the ability to do a configuration export from Panorama. The feature is a daily export based on a 24hr hour entry using FTP. The archive is a TGZ of all managed devices config in XML format plus Panorama config.

In general, feature requests should be made through your local Sales Engineer who will lobby for their implementation.     

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Re: Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

I would like to see this feature on a box level not in panorama. Not all customers have panorama and panorama is not free...

Customers compare features with PAN and what they have right now and automatic backups are missing in PAN.

L4 Transporter

Re: Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

In that case, you do have the option to use the XML API - with an off box scheduler to get the configuration

Thanks

James

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Re: Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

I have been reading about this possibility, but that's too complicated compared to what the competition offers...

Roland

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Re: Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

Automatic backup are RELEVANT not optional, especially in an MSP, when there are hundreds of different technologies.

This is the first question a prospect ask me when I go to explain PAN strengths.

XML API cannot be always a solution for any simple and foundamental task that competitors offer as a basic feature.

I hope you consider this as a feature that could be introduced in next (minor) release.

Thanks.

L4 Transporter

Re: Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

That is correct - configuration back ups are indeed important.  Hence the offer of another alternative in the mean time :smileyhappy:

Please contact your local Palo Alto Networks sales team in order to file the feature request.

Many Thanks for your continued feedback

James

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Re: Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

I have forwarded the feature request to the local SE. So far no reply.... I hope it's not diverted to /dev/null.... or can I track the feature requests somewhere ?

Roland

L5 Sessionator

Re: Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

Your SE can and will track this and all feature requests and be able to lobby for those most frequently requested by customers.

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Re: Feature Request - Automatic Configuration Backup

The REST API is actually pretty simple to implement for getting a copy of the configuration.

#!/bin/sh
#
# Get a copy of the PAN firewall configuration using the REST API.
# This works with curl, but not wget. Create the contents of the key
# file by going to
#   https://${HOST1}/esp/restapi.esp?type=keygen&user=${USER}&password=${PW}
# and using administrator credentials for USER and PW (password).
# The key file just needs the key, not the entire XML output of keygen.
#
HOST1=pafw1.example.com
HOST2=pafw2.example.com
KEY=$(cat pafw.key)
DATE=$(date +%Y%m%d)
#
URL1="https://${HOST1}/esp/restapi.esp?type=config&action=show&key=${KEY}"
URL2="https://${HOST2}/esp/restapi.esp?type=config&action=show&key=${KEY}"
echo $URL
#
curl --output ${HOST1}.${DATE}.xml --insecure $URL1
curl --output ${HOST2}.${DATE}.xml --insecure $URL2

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