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This Recommended read describes migrating vLAN to another Interface using the Import/Export Feature of Sophos Firewall.
Moving vLAN configuration or Interface configuration in GUI isn’t possible. Using the Import/Export feature in Sophos Firewall can perform the task.
Another workaround is to add many VLANs as another approach. You may refer to the following.
Import/Export Configurations Step
Step 1. VLAN Interfaces
To verify the Interfaces, Go to CONFIGURE>Network>Interfaces
Step 2. Export/Import Interfaces
Go to SYSTEM>Backup & Firmware>Import export
In the Export > Select Export Selective Configuration, choose Interface, then click Export.
Step 3. Interface Configuration
Upon Exporting, this will download a TAR file. "Using 7Zip, unzip the .tar file.
Step 4. Editing Entities File
Using Notepad++, edit the Entities file.
To fasten the import process, remove every other configuration and only leave Port 3 and VLAN configurations.
Removing isn’t necessary. However, this will speed up the process.
Upon removing, the Tar file will only have the following
Step 5. Find & Replace
Using Notepad++, using the shortcut key, click Ctrl+H
Or Click Search>Replace
This process in Notepad++ will replace the configuration
Step 6. Replacing the Tar File.
Opening the .tar File with 7zip
Using Drag&Drop and copy&replace the new Entities.xml within the .tar
Note: Make sure, you saved the changes in Notepad++!
Step 7. Unbinding Old Port
in Sophos Firewall, unbind the old Port3 and remove the configuration
Step 8. Importing new.TAR File
Upon replacing the new configuration in the .tar file and removing the configuration from the old port. We can now Import the new configuration.
Go back to SYSTEM>Backup & Firmware> Import export
Upload the edited/new .tar file by clicking "Choose File."
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[edited by: Erick Jan at 12:40 PM (GMT -7) on 26 Sep 2023]