Creating Backup Files
You can perform backups of the ASA FirePOWER module using the module interface. To view and use existing system backups, go to the Backup Management page. You should periodically save a backup file that contains all of the configuration files required to restore the appliance, in addition to event data. You may also want to back up the system when testing configuration changes so that you can revert to a saved configuration if needed. You can choose to save the backup file on the appliance or on your local computer.
You cannot create a backup file if your appliance does not have enough disk space; backups may fail if the backup process uses more than 90% of available disk space. If necessary, delete old backup files, transfer old backup files off the appliance.
As an alternative, or if your backup file is larger than 4GB, copy it via SCP to a remote host. Uploading a backup from your local computer does not work on backup files larger than 4GB.
If you configured any interface associations with security zones, these associations are not backed up. You must reconfigure them after you restore. For more information, see Working with Security Zones .
To create a backup file of the ASA FirePOWER module:
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The Backup Management page appears.
Click Device Backup.
The Create Backup page appears.
In the Name field, type a name for the backup file. You can use alphanumeric characters, punctuation, and spaces.
Optionally, to be notified when the backup is complete, select the Email check box and type your email address in the accompanying text box.
Optionally, to use secure copy protocol (SCP) to copy the backup archive to a different machine, select the Copy when complete check box, then type the following information in the accompanying text boxes:
With this option cleared, the system stores temporary files used during the backup on the remote server; temporary files are not stored on the remote server when this option is selected.
You have the following options:
The backup file is saved in the /var/sf/backup directory.
When the backup process is complete, you can view the file on the Restoration Database page. For information about restoring a backup file, see Restoring the Appliance from a Backup File.
You can modify or delete the backup profile by selecting Backup Profiles. See Creating Backup Profiles for more information.> > > , then clicking