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Backing up the current configuration

In case you need to restore your FortiGate configuration, you should always back up the configuration before installing new firmware.

To create a local backup:
  1. Go to System > Dashboard > Status and locate the System Information widget.
  2. Select Backup beside System Configuration.
  3. Choose either Local PC or USB Disk to save the configuration file.
  4. If desired, select Encrypt configuration file.
  5. Select Backup.