“Database Revision Control” is a really useful feature when you are going to make important and/or many changes in the firewall policy, objects…
To make an analogy, DRC are like snapshots (as in the case of VMWare of a virtual machine) of the policies, objects, etc … everything that contains the database of the management server of Checkpoint is backed … Read more
I have configured my VSX appliances to perfom scheduled backups every week. Today, my icinga monitoring system has raised an alert informing that VSX2 backup has failed.
GAIA provides some commands to get useful data about the execution of the backup processes.
Show the the latest successful backup
vsx2:0> show backup last-successful
Backup Type: local ( latest )
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I have recently installed and configured my 2 node F5 BIG-IP cluster as load-balancer and SSL-VPN portal. I have been ocasionally performing configuration backups, but now i need to schedule them regularly and automatically.
This article covers the ways to perform the backup of a BIG-IP system and automate them.
In the menu options: System – … Read more
On a previous post I explained how to Automate Ironport commands / scripts from Windows. At the end of the post I suggested configuring the task scheduler to execute a bat script, for example, to save a backup copy of the configuration… So, here we go!
Example 1: Simple configuration backup via email
Assuming all the necessary preparations … Read more
When I was migrating my Exchange platform from 2010, I ensured that the backups using Veritas NetBackup were also working in Exchange 2013, both against the active or passive node of the DAG, and also the granular backups
At a certain moment, the backups started to fail (thanks I am monitoring the transaction log disks free space using … Read more
Last week my smartcenter server became corrupted (the filesystem) and I could not install any fw policy (checkpoint software could not find some needed inodes).
Fortunately I perform periodically checkpoint configuration backups (using the migrate export utility) this way -> Checkpoint – Schedule management database backup
These are the steps to get a working SMS again:
Pre install steps
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