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Firmware question


I am new to the Sonicwall and  just inherited 4 Sonicwalls.

I have to replace an NSA 2600 with an NSA 2650. I know that both Sonicwalls must be have the last firmware for configuration export to works.

The firmware of current NSA 2600 is at in my sonicwall support I can see the last firmaware version for NSA 2600 is, can I upgrade from directly  to 6.5?

Category: Mid Range Firewalls

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    mrshahinmrshahin Newbie ✭

    Hi Shipra,

    Thanks for your reply,

    If I understood you correctly, First on the current NSA 2600 I have to upgrade from to and then to

    After I have also to upgrade the new one to and after that we can export the configration from the current NSA 2600 to the new NSA 2650, am I right?

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    You are absolutely right! @mrshahin

    Shipra Sahu

    Technical Support Advisor, Premier Services

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    NevyadithaNevyaditha Moderator

    @mrshahin ,

    Please take a backup of your configuration as and when you upgrade to the next firmware.

    Follow the KB below for Exporting your configuration

    Please let us know if you have any issues.


    Nevyaditha P

    Technical Support Advisor, Premier Services

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    I would strongly recommend upgrading the NSa-2650 to the current Maintenance Release, SonicOS It contains huge numbers of important fixes compared to the previous SonicOS Generally speaking, I believe the best practice for SonicOS firmware is either to be on a General Release version, or the latest Maintenance Release version in the same branch you are running. A branch is composed of three version digits, such as SonicOS 6.5.4.x . I hope this helps.

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    Halon5Halon5 Enthusiast ✭✭

    The 6.5.3 release was stable for us (not / which weren't) and we are currently moving many of our compliment to

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    Yes, includes a lot of fixes related to DPI -SSL.

    Shipra Sahu

    Technical Support Advisor, Premier Services

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    Poorni_5Poorni_5 SonicWall Employee

    @Halon5 ,

    I believe the issues that you reported regarding switch might also be resolved as this version was hit hard for testing lot of issues and contains fixes for many.

    Thanks & Regards,


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    SaravananSaravanan Moderator

    Hi @MRSHAHIN and @HALON5,

    I indeed agree with @JOHN_LASERSOHN. This specific version which is available in MSW right now has tremendous fixes. You can check the release notes available in MSW for more information.

    Have a better day!!!


    Saravanan V

    Technical Support Advisor - Premier Services

    Professional Services

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    mrshahinmrshahin Newbie ✭

    Thank you all for your replies

    I did first upgrade both the devices to the and export the config of the NSA 2600 to NSA 2650 and after that upgrade the NSA 2650 to

    I will replace the 2600 this week.

    Thanks you all.

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    Sure, @mrshahin. Let us know how it goes.

    Shipra Sahu

    Technical Support Advisor, Premier Services

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