Ran into a slight snag when attempting to restore a production backup into a VM(*VMware*) image of Checkpoint R77.30. I was using the Gaia WebUI to restore image returns a message: “The following hotfixes seem to be missing”.
The message points me to a log file located under /tmp/ which indicates missing updates to the firewall I am restoring to. To get around this the following steps were taken.
- Log into the Checkpoint firewall via SSH to access the console (You could also console in (i’m using a vm so the terminal would work also).
- Enter ‘Expert’ mode (password required.)
- The the command: dbset backup:override_hfs t’ from the expert mode.
- Go back into Gain WebUI and attempt the restore of the backup.
Wait … Wait… The system will reboot and the configuration will be restored.
Cause of this issue was the backup file was taken from a system which had a version different from the system I was restoring into. In some cases, this message can be safely ignored and the restore can be performed without incident.
Please take time to review your configuration after you restore.