Backup and Restore

All critical configuration is kept in the Admin portal and therefore no backup and restore procedures are necessary. WireGuard keys are generated ephemerally each time a Client or Gateway starts and don't need to be (nor should they be) saved.

That said, you may want to make sure to save the following configuration parameters in cases where you're replacing Gateway VMs or headless clients tied to service accounts:

  • The FIREZONE_TOKEN environment variable authenticates Gateways and Clients to the portal and determines which configurations to load respectively. This is a secret that should always be saved in a safe place.
  • The FIREZONE_ID environment variable identifies Gateways and Clients to the portal for metadata tracking. We recommend saving this if you'd like to maintain consistency for display in the portal.
Last updated: February 28, 2024