Backup and Restore Checkpoint R70 Configuration Files

Backup and restore program is used to backup the current configuration of Checkpoint R70. This is a very important step need to be followed in order to restore all the Checkpoint configuration in an event of failure.

This backup will also copy out current rules (Policy) available in you firewall.

Backup R70 Configuration (Machine A)

Steps to backup checkpoint configuration as follow.

1. Login to the Checkpoint R70 as expert mode.

2. Navigate to the “/var/CPBackup/backup/backups” folder in your unix environment.

3. Run “backup”.

4. The earlier command will run for few minutes and create a file starting with “BACKUP…” in your backup directory.

5. Copy and save this file in safe place. You will need this file during the restore process.

Restore CheckpointR70 Configuration (Machine B)

Steps to backup checkpoint configuration as follow.

1. Login to the Checkpoint R70 as expert mode.

2. Navigate to the “/var/CPBackup/backup/backups” folder in your unix environment.

3. In the backups folder run “restore <backupfilename>”.

Note <backupfilename> is the Checkpoint configuration backup file which we have earlier backup.

4. Wait for few minutes, this process can take a while since it will start restoring every each configuration including routing, licensing and etc.

5. Use the Checkpoint provided Smart Dashboard to verify the rules (policy). Alternatively if you have install the Chekpoint R70 portal. You may login to the portal and check the routing table and licensing information.

Note: In order to login to the Smart Dashboard you will need to add in your machine current IP address in GUI Client menu as well in the Checkpoint R70 rules.

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