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Backup Switch Config using SCP

Hello ,

 

I have a 2960 stack switch and i want to create a scirpt to download the config file to windows share folder .i dii it for all my firewalls and i dont know if it's possible to do it with other devices like my stack here .

Any idea please ?

Regards

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Rising star

Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

Hi, you can use the built in auto archive feature. An explanetion is available here:

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/blogs/vip-perspectives/2013/10/30/understanding-cisco-auto-archive-feature-to-backup-configuration-file

 

Otherwise you can write a code to connect into the switch using telnet or ssh, execute a show run and export the output of the show command.

 

Regard.

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Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

one of snippet from my notes : (make sure you understand the script before deploying in live environment, test and put in production.)

 

 

event manager applet sync-config
event timer watchdog time 86400
action 1.0 cli command "enable"
action 2.0 cli command "copy running scp://username:password@192.168.1.1/backup-config" pattern "Address"
action 3.0 cli command "192.168.1.1" pattern "username"
action 4.0 cli command "user" pattern "filename"
action 5.0 cli command "backup-config"

 

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Beginner

Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

Hi

could i do this :

 

cho y | pscp.exe -l $Username -pw $Password -v “$switch::sys_config” $BackupPath\$Date\ | out-host -verbose

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Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

hi ,

any help about my last reply ?

 

Regards

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VIP Mentor

Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

I have given the script to back up from device automatically to SCP to destination.

 

If you looking auto backup from out of the box, there are many methods to do.

 

 

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Beginner

Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

yes i didnt like to make a autobackup procedure .so , im looking for a SCP method to tranfer the config file to share folder

 

regards

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VIP Mentor

Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

Then original one do for SCP using EEM Script.

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Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

Hi
I have done almost the same.
echo y | pscp -scp admin@<ip>:startup-config hostname.cfg

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Beginner

Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

the script works for you ?
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Enthusiast

Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

This works for me on a 897 router: pscp -scp admin@<ip>:startup-config hostname.cfg
On a switch I think the startupfile is called config.text.
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Beginner

Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

in switch is running-config

but, in my script when i exzcuted There is prompt to enter password, how you are programming this ? 

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Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

could you share your script please
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Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

Hi

I am not using pscp in my script but plink to gather some information instead.
This is what I'm using:
echo|set /p="8.8.8.8 " & echo y | plink -ssh -pw cisco admin@8.8.8.8 "show run | inc hostname|008"

And this will create a output of "8.8.8.8 hostname MY-ROUTER-NAME"
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Re: Backup Switch Config using SCP

Hi
Use the -pw <password> argument.
https://www.ssh.com/ssh/putty/putty-manuals/0.68/Chapter5.html

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