11-18-2011 06:55 AM
I don't know if it is possible to backup the database of the access points of our controller to TFTP or something like that?
Can this be done in the GUI, or in the CLI?
Thank you in advance
11-18-2011 07:06 AM
The flashbackup.tar.gz should contain the AP database.
Maintenance->File->Backup Flash->Create Backup
Maintenance->File->Copy Files->Flash File System-> flashbackup.tar.gz
Then to restore it, just use the Copy Files to pull it from a TFTP/FTP/SCP as the source to the Flash File System, giving it the same name. After the upload is complete, Maintenance->File->Copy Files->Restore Flash.
If you want the CLI to do this, let me know.
11-22-2011 12:50 PM
Scheduling is not possible in the Web UI or the CLI.
By the way, another backup would be export gap-db. (gap-db stands for global access point data base) That will create a backup on the controller flash. You can then copy it to an FTP/TFTP server.
11-22-2011 12:59 PM
The backup can be scripted out. You can use Kiwi Cattools or script it out on a Linux box with a TFTP server.
Here are the commands I use to backup my configs via Kiwi Cattools (IP address changed to 192.168.0.25 for security reasons as to not reveal the IP address of my internal TFTP server. No, I don't use 192.168.x.x anywhere.):
%ctUM: Timeout 240
copy running-config tftp: 192.168.0.25 %DateISO%-%DeviceName%-running-config.cfg
copy flash: flashbackup.tar.gz tftp: 192.168.0.25 %DateISO%-%DeviceName%-flashbackup.tar.gz
local-userdb export local-userdb-export
copy flash: local-userdb-export tftp: 192.168.0.25 %DateISO%-%DeviceName%-local-userdb.bin
tar logs tech-support
copy flash: logs.tar tftp: 192.168.0.25 %DateISO%-%DeviceName%-logs.tar
I have to give credit to Colin for these commands.
You could also script out a restore and send those commands via Kiwi Cattools or Linux. But that would scare me.