XTM vs. T & M model Backup file sizes

I noticed today that my backup's for XTM devices are ~100MB give or take, while the backup's I ran today on some T70s were only ~1,000KB!
Quite a big difference considering all the devices I manage.

Did I miss a recent release note about updates to the core backup utility via the WSM Policy Manager for current model firewalls? I'm all about it, just wanted to make sure these file sizes are now expected for T & M model fireboxes.

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  • James_CarsonJames_Carson WatchGuard Representative

    Hi Masters.

    In the 12.2 releases we changed how backups are handled on devices based on customer feedback.

    Previously the device's OS was on the backup, but in order to save space for customers that archive backups, that portion was removed. During a restore, the system now asks for the OS file (which you can download from software.watchguard.com) instead of packaging it in the file.

    Essentially, it allows you to keep more backups without having to store duplicate copies of the same OS (within.)

    Thank you,

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

  • Ah. Thanks!

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