We have been sending our backups automatically by email, but they have now exceeded our email attachment size limit. Is there a way to compress the backup size (database cleanup or something similar)? Alternatively, can the backup be sent to a network share? I know it can do FTP, but our FTP server is a very busy beast and we would prefer not to add another layer to it if possible.
You could store the backups within Central, if you integrate XG Firewall to Central.
Hi Hamilton SchoolDistrict,
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What are the firewall model number and current firmware versions on your firewall? What is the backup file size that you're having trouble sending through email?
There are only three possible options for configuration backup, and send it to a network share isn’t one of them. However, you could download the configuration backup locally(On a workstation) and send it to network shares.
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The current backup is about 58 MB in size. We have a pair of XG 750 rev 2 running SFOS 18.0.3 MR-3.
Not looking to go that route. Still wondering about my original question though:
Is there a way to compress the backup size (database cleanup or something similar)?
Database is not stored in Backups. I would highly recommend to use Central for that.
how big is the backup file?
About 58 MB. Since LuCar is ignoring my question (and my response about not wanting to Central), I guess my best option is the FTP route. I was really hoping that it would be possible to compress the backup or cleanup old data. Oh well.
I suspect the backups are already compressed. I tried zipping a backup and the zip file was slightly bigger than the original.
Backups are encrypted. You cannot (easily) compress encrypted data. Compression works only on plain text data, which the compression tool can actually read.
Hadn't thought about that.