Archives

Use this page to create and restore archives of system settings.

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Archives
Archive The name of an archive of system settings.
Size How much memory the archive takes up.
Date taken When the archive was created.
Upload
Archive name The name of an archive of system settings.
Location Choose File opens the Open dialog box so that you can select and archive file to upload.
Upload Uploads your archive file to the list of available archives.
Settings
Profile To create a new profile, on the list, choose Empty and click Select. To reuse or modify an existing profile, from the list choose the profile and click Select.
Profile name

Enter a meaningful name for the profile.

Note: This isn't the name of the archive; archives are named <hostname>.<release_level>.<datestamp>.

Comment

Optionally, enter a description for the archive.
Automatic backup Select this if you intend to use this archive profile in a scheduled backup. See the help topic, Creating a schedule of backups and scheduling remote archiving.
Settings
System The system components, including all the generic configuration for a Smoothwall.
Automatic updates schedule

The configuration shown on the Updates & releases page, including the release or update level.

Certificates

The configuration shown on the Certificates page.

Ethernet

The network interface and Smoothwall Firewall configuration, shown on the Interfaces, Source NAT & LLB policies, Port forwards and Firewall pages.

General Settings

The general configuration shown on the Archives, Log settings, Hardware, Preferences, Licenses and Scheduler pages.

Message censor

The configuration shown on the Message censor page. You can replicate this setting.

Networking

The general networking configuration, shown on the Advanced and Subnets pages.

Note: All configuration shown on the Address object manager and Service object manager pages are backed up automatically because the objects are used across multiple pages. Any service objects or service object groups that you create on the parent node of a centrally management system, are replicated to the child nodes in addition to their own service object configuration. These are prefixed with Replicated: in the relevant user interface pages.

Remote Access

The configuration shown on the Admin options and Administrative users pages. You can replicate this setting.

Report templates

The report template configuration, including any custom report templates shown on the Reports page. You can replicate this setting.

Reporting Database Settings

The configuration shown on the Datastore settings page.

Safeguarding

The configuration shown on the Notifications and Exclusions pages.

System Replication Settings

The configuration shown on the Central management and Failover pages.

System Services

The configuration shown on the DNS page. You can replicate this setting.

Tenants

The configuration shown on the Tenants page, if licensed. You can replicate this setting.

Uninterruptible [SIC] Power Supply (UPS)

The configuration shown on the UPS page. You can replicate this setting.

User Portal

The configuration shown on the User portal pages. You can replicate this setting.

Anti-Spam The configuration for the Anti-Spam module shown on the Email pages including the settings for the email log viewer. The Anti-spam module has now been deprecated.
Auth

The configuration for the Auth-components archive authentication settings.

Note: This component block doesn't cover Guardian authentication settings. This is covered by the Guardian3 component block.

Auth settings The authentication configuration shown on the Authentication page except for the BYOD and Chromebook pages; these have separate options. You can replicate this setting.
BYOD settings The BYOD configuration shown on the BYOD page. You can replicate this setting.
Google authentication / Chromebook settings The configuration shown on the Chromebook page.
Group settings The Smoothwall local group names configuration shown on the Groups page. This is useful when you've a common filtering policy across multiple Smoothwall’s but can’t replicate your directories, usually because of having complicated firewall setup and not sharing directories. You can replicate this setting.
Bandwidth management settings The configuration shown on Control page. You can replicate this setting.
DHCP The configuration shown on the DHCP page.
FTP The configuration shown on the FTP page.

Guardian3

The settings shown on the pages within the Smoothwall Filter Guardian module.

Alert settings The configuration shown on the Web filter violations, and Web filter URL violations alerts on the Alert settings page.
All customized categories and content modifications The customized content shown the Categories, and Content modifications pages. This also includes the content on the blocklist. You can replicate this setting.
Authentication Exceptions

The configuration shown on the Exceptions page. You can replicate this setting.

Authentication policy

The authentication policies configured in the Authentication and Automatic configuration pages. This setting is replicable.

Global Proxy settings and certificates

The configuration shown on the Global proxy pages. You can replicate this setting.

Log retention

The configuration for the web filter and search terms logs.

MITM certificates

The HTTPS inspection certificates Settings page. You can replicate this setting.

Note: If you make use of a centrally managed Smoothwall configuration (see the help topic, Setting up a centrally managed system), and have turned on MITM certificate replication, you must make sure that the parent node's HTTPS interception certificate is installed and set on all child nodes. For a detailed description of how to do this, see the help topic, Managing HTTPS inspection settings.

Machine-specific proxy settings

The Web proxy configuration that are for the hardware running this instance of Smoothwall, such as, the interface address for the automatic configuration script address, and the interface address for the manual web browser proxy settings.

Mobile Proxy server

The Mobile Proxy configuration shown on the Mobile Proxy pages.

Proxy

The generic web proxy configuration shown on the Web proxy pages that aren't backed up by Machine-specific proxy settings. You can replicate this setting.

Smoothwall Connect v3 Proxy settings

The configuration shown on the Settings page.

Swurl credentials

The configuration shown on the Settings page.

Upstream proxies

The upstream proxy configuration shown on the Upstream proxy pages. You can replicate this setting.

Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP)

The configuration shown on the WCCP page. You can replicate this setting.

Web filtering policy The Guardian policy objects configured in the Policy objects pages, including web filter exceptions, HTTPS inspection configuration and policies, Content modification, configuration and policies, Bandwidth limiting, Block page configuration and policies, Antimalware configuration and policies, including configuration shown on the Status page, Outgoing configuration and policies and the installed blocklist. You can replicate this setting.

Heartbeat

The configuration shown on the Failover page, plus the configuration for the heartbeat interface in Interfaces.

IDS

IDS components archive settings from the Intrusion system.

Intrusion Detection settings

The configuration shown on the IDS page. You can replicate this setting.

Intrusion Prevention settings

The configuration shown on the IPS page. You can replicate this setting.

Intrusion System Policies and Signatures

The configuration shown on the Policies and Signatures pages. You can replicate this setting.

Monitor

The monitor components archive alert settings.

Alert settings

The alert configuration for the alerts, such as System Resource Monitor, System Service Monitoring and Outgoing Traffic Violations. The output configuration for all alerts shown on the Alerts page is also included. You can replicate this setting.

Output Settings The email and SMS configuration for the alerting and reporting module, shown on the Output settings page. You can replicate this setting.
User and Group Settings The reporting group configuration shown on the Groups page, including user-to-alert and user-to-report allocation. You can replicate this setting.
Reverse Proxy settings

The configuration shown on the Reverse proxy page. You can replicate this setting.

Routing settings The configuration shown on the RIP page. You can replicate this setting.
SIP proxy settings

The configuration shown on the SIP page. You can replicate this setting.

SNMP settings The configuration shown on the SNMP page. You can replicate this setting.
Tunnel The configuration shown on the VPN page.
Zone The configuration shown on the Zone bridging, Group bridging, and Ethernet bridging pages.

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