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Restore Panorama after hardware failure

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How do I restore Panorama configuration?

 

I do a "Scheduled Config Export" every night.

Old Panorama VM had to be rebuilt from scratch.  No access to old VM.

I have rebuilt the VM from OVA.  When I try to "Import name Panorama configuration snapshot" per restore documents I get an error that the file is not an .xml.

What is the procedure to use the .tgz file created by the export?

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I did extract the file.  I discovered that the nightly  "Scheduled Config Export" that we do actually backs up Panorama and every firewall managed by Panorama.  I found the Panorama configuration in the list of extracted files.

 

 I did the import and the load.  This got Panorama back up and working.

 

However, one item that was not working was log collection.  After much research and Palo support conversations I discovered that the config export does not contain the Panorama / Collector Group / Device Log Forwarding / Log Forwarding Preferences / Devices.  I had to manually enter these and do a commit/push of the Collector Group.  We also had to restart the management server process per the following KB which resolved the issue.https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000ClaGCAS

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Thank you for the post @Joel_W

 

Have you tried to manually extract the tgz file? After you extract it, there should be a tar file that includes an xml file. You can use this xml file to import configuration.

 

Kind Regards

Pavel

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Hi @Joel_W 

 

Like Pavel said, you can extract the tgz file and you will get a .xml file

--Go to panorama -> Setup --> Operations --> Import named Panorama configuration snapshot --> Import the extracted .xml file
--Go to panorama -> Setup --> Operations --> Load named Panorama configuration snapshot --> Load the extracted .xml file
-- NB - Make sure to uncheck all other options except "Retain Rule UUIDs" and click OK
--Refresh the page and check for Device Groups and Templates

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I did extract the file.  I discovered that the nightly  "Scheduled Config Export" that we do actually backs up Panorama and every firewall managed by Panorama.  I found the Panorama configuration in the list of extracted files.

 

 I did the import and the load.  This got Panorama back up and working.

 

However, one item that was not working was log collection.  After much research and Palo support conversations I discovered that the config export does not contain the Panorama / Collector Group / Device Log Forwarding / Log Forwarding Preferences / Devices.  I had to manually enter these and do a commit/push of the Collector Group.  We also had to restart the management server process per the following KB which resolved the issue.https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000ClaGCAS

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