Palo Alto Firewall Backup and Restoration Process

Backing Up & Restoring Configuration of Palo Alto Firewall

I. Commit/Save Changes.
II. Export Existing Config (Device > Setup > Operations)
1

Click Save named configuration snapshop. (Snapshop of the configuration that will be saved on local device.)
2

Create name.

Click Export named configuration snapshotto export the saved snapshop that was stored in the local device.
3

Select the created named configuration.

It’s going to download and will be saved on your local computer.
4

Done. We can now proceed to basic bootstrapping of the new firewall including the management interface address and simply import the configuration that we have backed up.

Note: To Reboot/Shutdown the PA Firewall using GUI.
5

III. Import Configuration (Device > Setup > Operation)
6

Click Import named Configuration snapshot
7

Click browse and select backup file on your local computer.
8

Successfully saved in your local device(firewall)

Click Load named configuration snapshot
9

Select file backup configuration.

Click commit! Done!

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