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  • 1.  Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

    Posted Feb 19, 2013 03:11 PM

    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.!



  • 2.  RE: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

    Posted Feb 19, 2013 03:24 PM

    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

     

    have a lovely evening

    (let me know - if it's helped u ,and dont forget to K+ me)

    rgrds.

     

    Me



  • 3.  RE: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

    Posted Feb 19, 2013 03:34 PM

    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.

     

     



  • 4.  RE: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another
    Best Answer

    Posted Feb 20, 2013 05:53 PM

    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



  • 5.  RE: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

    Posted Feb 21, 2013 09:06 AM

    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?



  • 6.  RE: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

    Posted Feb 21, 2013 10:44 AM

    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.



  • 7.  RE: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

    Posted Feb 21, 2013 10:58 AM

    Great Thanks Rob

     

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



  • 8.  RE: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

    Posted Feb 21, 2013 11:04 AM

    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.....



  • 9.  RE: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

    Posted Feb 21, 2013 11:08 AM

    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.



  • 10.  RE: Moving Airwave Group from 1 Airwave to Another

    Posted Aug 06, 2013 12:17 PM
    Finally have gotten to this!

    Wow it worked like a charm.

    Kudos to you my good sir.!!