AIS Managed Firewall Automatic Backup

  • The AIS Managed Firewall from PFSense has an automatically encrypted backup repository available to it. The repository is hosted by Netgate, the company that maintains/develops PFSense.
  • There are no packages to install. This service is part of the core installation.

Enabling Backup

  • go to Services > Auto Config Backup
  • Check the Enable ACB box
  • Specify an encryption password
  • Click Save

The backup will take place every time a configuration change is made. The last 100 backups are kept. You can also choose to back it up at regular intervals.

The firewall site identifier should also be noted in the AT Site Config, as it can help the Netgate support identify the firewall.