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Barry J. Stiefel
2005-08-13, 13:51
Files to backup in FireWall-1 4.1 and earlier.



The following files are considered important and should be backed up regularly.

On the mangement console, this is: $FWDIR/conf/fw.license$FWDIR/conf/objects.C$FWDIR/conf/*.W$FWDIR/conf/rulebases.fws$FWDIR/conf/fwauth.NDB*$FWDIR/conf/fwmusers$FWDIR/conf/gui-clients$FWDIR/conf/product.conf$FWDIR/conf/fwauth.keys$FWDIR/conf/serverkeys.*On the firewall module, this is:

$FWDIR/conf/fw.license$FWDIR/conf/product.conf$FWDIR/conf/masters$FWDIR/conf/fwauth.keys$FWDIR/conf/smtp.conf$FWDIR/conf/fwauthd.conf$FWDIR/conf/fwopsec.conf$FWDIR/conf/serverkeys.*$FWDIR/conf/external.ifYou should also backup any file you may have modified in $FWDIR/lib. If you are going to be upgrading, it is not wise to copy an older version of one of these files over a newer version. If you are running Windows NT and doing static address translation, also backup $FWDIR/state/local.arp.



If the firewall goes completely south, you can re-install to the same patch level as you were running before and copy in the existing configuration files with the firewall stopped. You'll have to re-install your security policy, but it's better than having to completely reset up your firewall rules and network objects.

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