PANORAMA PA Firewall Management -> entire backup of the Firewall Running Config

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PANORAMA PA Firewall Management -> entire backup of the Firewall Running Config

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we are managing a pool of PA Firewalls using Panorama.


Some of the settings are pushed to the managed devices via Templates (i.e. several additional users, shared objects, etc.).


Device Config is saved on a regular basis on the device itself as well as on the Panorama.


However what I do not understand is that, if I save and export the device config locally on the unit as well as on Panorama, I do not seem to get a full device config -> i.e. only a fraction of the users are listed.


Am I missing something ?


Is there a way to save the entire current running config of the firewall (for disaster recovery ?)


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

The local firewall saves it's local config while panorama saves the panorama config+templates


This so you can quickly stage a local replacement device with the local config, whatever the location is, and then push the shared config/templates onto it


For a quick one-time (non-automated, but manual intervention) config copy, you can export and import the device state (rather than the config file) which is the device's 'running' situation

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization
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