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Push config backup from ClearPass automatically

I wish to push the ClearPass configuration backup to my external server automatically. 


From ClearPass 6.5.0 onwards, a new feature is added to enable an auto push of ClearPass configuration backup to external servers via SFTP and SCP.


In order to configure the option navigate to Administration > External Servers > File Backup Servers




Post configuring the option, we could find the configuration backup file sent to external server successfully.

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How often CPPM sends backups?

Do I use the Windows or Linux slash to specify the folder? How do you test the settings, or will I just have to check in the morning?

Hi Fahad/MSabin,


ClearPass server collects the auto-backup aroud 1:10am everyday and copy the file to external host. So check for the backup export after 1:10am.


You can specify the file path as shown in the below examples.

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A new directory/folder(folder name = ClearPass serverIP) will be automatically created in the specified location to copy the backup file.

Image 3.pngThe ClearPass system Event Viewer will log the message of successful or failed backup export.

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What about prior to 6.5?  I need to back up my config before I update to 6.5 which has failed twice.

Hi Joe,


We had another way(External Data Puller) to export the backup from ClearPass servers prior to 6.5. Refer the below links for more info on External Data Puller.


Please let us know how you tried to backp the ClearPass Server and more info on failure to assist further.




Is there a way to test the backup manually or do you have to wait till 1:10 am?




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