Create a FireCluster Backup Image

Because the cluster master synchronizes the configuration with the cluster members, you only have to back up the image of the cluster master.

Create a Backup Image and Save it to the Firebox

To create a backup of the cluster master from WatchGuard System Manager:

  1. Use the cluster trusted interface IP address to connect to the cluster master.
  2. Open Policy Manager for the cluster master.
  3. Save a Firebox Backup Image.

To create a backup of the cluster master from Fireware Web UI (Fireware v12.2.1 or higher):

  1. Use a web browser to connect to the interface IP address of the cluster master.
  2. Save a Firebox Backup Image.

Make sure to keep a record of the management IP addresses and passphrases in the backup image. If you restore a FireCluster from this image, you must have this information to connect to the cluster members.

Create a Backup Image and Save it to a USB Drive

You can also attach a USB drive or storage device to the USB port on the Firebox for system backup and restore procedures. For information about USB backups, see Use a USB Drive for System Backup and Restore.

To see the USB drive in Firebox System Manager, select Tools > USB Drive. You must connect to the cluster master to see the USB drive. If you connect to Firebox System Manager with the FireCluster Management IP address, select Tools > Cluster > Connect to member and select the cluster master.

See Also

Restore a FireCluster Backup Image

FireCluster Diagnostics