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Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

I have a scenario where we have been monitoring devices within a particular Airwave Group.

 

Now that the customer has it's own server to monitor the network, I would like to know if possible to move the Group/Folder/Data from the initial Airwave to the new Airwave to maintain all the data.

 

This is a stretch but if it can be done, that would be great.!

Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
ACDX #420 | ACMP
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Re: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

Hi,

If i have the same thing i was trying  to do this: (taking the backup from the working AirWave and deploy it on the new AirWave)

1. Use your AirWave Installation CD to build a new machine. The new machine must be running the same
version as the AMP that created the backup file.
2. Copy the nightly_data00[1-4].tar.gz file to the /tmp directory in the new AMP.
A file transfer client that supports SFTP/SCP for Windows is WinSCP: http://winscp.sourceforge.net/eng/
WinSCP allows you to transfer the nightly00[1-4].tar.gz file from your local PC to the new AMP using the
secure copy protocol (SCP).
3. Log onto the new server as root.
4. Change to the scripts directory by typing scripts.
5. Run the restore script by typing ./amp_restore -d /tmp/nightly_data00[1-4].tar.gz.

(page 224 on the Airwave740userguide)

Aruba_AirWave7.40UserGuide

After u restore everything on the client airwave - delete all unneeded things | and build the groups|folder as u want

 

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Re: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

Hi kdisc,

 

That is a full restore unfortunately. That is very easy to do but I want to move only 1 Airwave group to another Airwave.

 

Both Airwaves are already deployed with multiple groups witnin them.

 

Thank for the post but it is not exactly what I am looking for.

 

 

Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
ACDX #420 | ACMP
[If you found my post helpful, please give kudos!]
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Re: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

If all the devices are in the same group, then you should be able to do a group dump and restore.  Make sure all devices are in monitor-only mode before making this move.  After you've moved the desired group over to the destination AMP, you can delete the group from the original AMP (delete all the devices, once the devices have been removed, then you can delete the folder and group.

 

 

# cd /root/svn/mercury/tools

 

# ./create_group_dump.pl
Create a dump file for a group and all of its APs.
The dump file can be used to migrate the group and its devices to another AMP.
Dump files will be created in '/var/airwave/custom/group_dumps'.

Usage:

./create_group_dump.pl <csv_data_file>

The CSV data file must contain a column named 'group_name' which specifies
the groups which will be restored.

Example CSV file format:

group_name
Home Office
Remote Office
Building 15

 

# ./restore_group_dump.pl
Restores a dump file created by create_group_dump.pl.
The dump file can be used to migrate the group and its devices from another AMP.
This dump file must be located in '/var/airwave/custom/group_dumps'.

Usage:

./restore_group_dump.pl [--groups-only] <csv_data_file>

The CSV data file must contain a column named 'group_name' which specifies
the groups which will be restored.

Example CSV file format:

group_name
Home Office
Remote Office
Building 15


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

Re: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

I will give this a try and let you know.

 

This kind of information should be published somewhere!!

 

Maybe a little tips and tricks Airwave guide!!!

 

edit: obviously Data will not follow as well.

Any way to bring the data for that Group/Folder onto the new AMP?

Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
ACDX #420 | ACMP
[If you found my post helpful, please give kudos!]
Moderator

Re: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

The script expectations:

All device and group data including historical bandwidth and client count graphs.  Group firmware files are not maintained during this migration.  The script does not transfer past client data.

 

Improvements to add any additional data collection to the scripts should be filed into the Ideas Portal on the support site.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

Re: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

Great Thanks Rob

 

I will probably file an idea request to be able to transfer additional data from one AMP group to another AMP

Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
ACDX #420 | ACMP
[If you found my post helpful, please give kudos!]

Re: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

I am attempting to try the ./create_group_dump.pl script but no matter what I do, I keep getting the help file.

 

I tried simply ./create_group_dump.pl

as well as ./create_group_dump.pl groups.csv

 

As well as creating an empty groups.csv file and transfering to /var/airwave/custom/group_dumps

and running ./create_group_dump.pl groups.csv

 

Any ideas.....

Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
ACDX #420 | ACMP
[If you found my post helpful, please give kudos!]
Moderator

Re: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

You need to run the group dump script with a csv file.  The csv file contains the list of groups you want dumped (with limitation that the first line must be 'group_name').

 

If I had an AMP with 4 groups: North, East, South, West

And I wanted to dump just 1 group, then the csv file would look like:

 

# cat 1group.csv

group_name

North

 

For a dump of all 4 groups

# cat allgroup.csv

group_name

North

East

South

West

 

Each file ends up in a dump file of their own, so when restoring, there's the flexibility of choosing which files to restore as long as the dump file is present and CSV file has the proper group_names.


Rob Gin
Senior QA Engineer - Network Services
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

Re: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

Finally have gotten to this!

Wow it worked like a charm.

Kudos to you my good sir.!!
Pasquale Monardo | Senior Network Solutions Consultant
ACDX #420 | ACMP
[If you found my post helpful, please give kudos!]
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