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jbaird
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Configuration Backup Option

Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:09 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for options to backup configurations, either binary or text. I'd love to use RANCID, but I can't seem to get it working with 5.x. Anyhow, with binary backups.. I would probably prefer that the backup gets created on a scheduled basis and then gets transferred (via FTP/SFTP/etc) to a remote host on a scheduled basis. Is this possible in 5.x?

Also, what is the easiest method to restore - text export or binary backups?

Any advice you can give would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Josh
 
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Re: Configuration Backup Option

Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:50 pm

Text exports can be edited to load on other routers. Binary export can only be loaded back on the same device. Not other devices that are the same - only the same device the backup was taken on.

If you look at the wiki there are plenty of solutions for automated backups, with both push and pull methods.
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jbaird
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Re: Configuration Backup Option

Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:14 pm

Oh, ok.. text it is! Thanks for the tips. I'll check the wiki.

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