Backup/Restore Not Include Firewall Logs

  • Though Diagnostics Backup/Restore includes System logs it does not include the Firewall logs.

    Is this as intended or an oversight?  Would it be possible to include the Firewall logs as a future enhancement?

  • Netgate Administrator

    The syslog entry in backup/restore is not the actual log entries, it's just the syslog config settings. There are no specific settings for the firewall log so it's not included separately.
    If you need extensive and long term logging you need a syslog server.


  • Ah okay, just the settings being saved/restored.  For some how I had gotten the impression that it was saving the log data, similar to how it saves the RRD data.  Thanks for the clarification.

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