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Scheduling backup of running-config on TFTP/FTP

mzsaad123
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Hi,

Is there a way to schedule automated backup on a TFTP or FTP server from cisco IOS?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi,

Didn't got a change to go through the details.

Please check the vedio tutorial below for the procedure to configure the achieve command and enable auto backup whenever a change is made -

http://www.blindhog.net/cisco-automatic-configuration-backup/

Apologize if this is a repeatative info.

-> Sushil

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michael.leblanc
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

You can use a product such as Kiwi CatTools to schedule configuration backups, if that helps.

http://www.kiwisyslog.com/kiwi-cattools-overview/

jcoke
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Participant

Ivan Pepelnjak wrote an excellent article on using the IOS configuration archive for automated config backups:

http://www.nil.com/ipcorner/RouterConfigArch/

mzsaad123
Beginner
Beginner

Here is what I found. Its a feature of cisco ios.

example:

Router(config)# kron policy-list Backup

Router(config-kron-policy)# show run | redirect tftp://10.1.1.1/test.cfg

Router(config-kron-policy)# exit

Router(config)# kron occurrence Backup at 23:00 Sun recurring

Router(config-kron-occurrence)# policy-list Backup

Did you read the article I posted? The IOS config archive feature is so much more robust than redirecting the output of a "sh runn."

hi,

http://www.nil.com/ipcorner/RouterConfigArch/

the command path will not save the configs on the tftp server

That's incorrect. The archive feature's path command supports any IOS-supported file system ftp, tftp, http, etc.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/fundamentals/configuration/guide/cf_config-rollback_ps6441_TSD_Products_Configuration_Guide_Chapter.html#wp1100253

Hi,

Sorry but i tried it and it did work.

Router(config)#archive

Router(config-archive)#path

Router(config-archive)#path ?

ftp: Write archive on ftp: file system

http: Write archive on http: file system

pram: Write archive on pram: file system

rcp: Write archive on rcp: file system

tftp: Write archive on tftp: file system

below is the link which will help more.

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/networking/?p=532

IOS limitation one week point.

regards,

Pravin

Here is what I encountered when I was trying to do archive on TFTP.

conf t

archive

path tftp://10.0.0.1

end

archive config

.....

%Error opening tftp://10.0.0.1-1 (Timed out)

It is creating -1 itself (which doesn't exist).

I even tried tftp://10.0.0.1/ and the error I get then is:

tftp://10.0.0.1/-1

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards

Cisco URLs are normally in this format:

tftp:[[//location]/directory]/filename

Can you try that?

-serg

Hi,

Didn't got a change to go through the details.

Please check the vedio tutorial below for the procedure to configure the achieve command and enable auto backup whenever a change is made -

http://www.blindhog.net/cisco-automatic-configuration-backup/

Apologize if this is a repeatative info.

-> Sushil

enable the port number 69 on your windows firewall

Jeesemon91
Beginner
Beginner

conf t
archive
path ftp://<<FTP,/ TFTP / SFT Server ip>>/Backup file name
time-period 10080 <- in mins

<<To Verify>>
show archive

<<to Clear archive>>
clear archive log config force

 

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