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How to automate expressway E and C backups

B@l@ji
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Hi,

 

I would like to know if there's any way to schedule the backups on Expressway E and C servers.

I found a couple of articles that involve running a python script to achieve this but I would like to know if there's any other possibility to automate the backups.

Cisco TAC said that using third party scripts could tweak the system and have other impacts, so we don't want to do that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

Balaji

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I have found the solution from the below post:

https://community.cisco.com/t5/telepresence-and-video/automated-backup-of-vcs-expressway-conductor-mcu-telepresence/m-p/4151944#M101482  

 

The script provided in this post works perfectly !! I compiled the script to an exe file and automated the backup with the help of windows scheduler.

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Wayne DeNardi
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If you have Cisco TelePresence Management Suite deployed in your organisation to manage our devices, then it can be used to keep a backup of the config (and you can compare what has changed from the backup to what is currently running easily).

If you don't have TMS, then your best options are to do it with scripts and either:

1) Make an SSH connection to the Expressway and take a copy of the output of an "xconfiguration" command - this will contain most of the settings

2) Make a HTTPS connection to Expressway and and Create system backup via the https://your-expressway/backuprestore page.

Wayne
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This is interesting. Would you mind to give a little more details on how I would go about to configure TMS to take backups of Expressway? Didn’t know this was even a possibility.



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I have found the solution from the below post:

https://community.cisco.com/t5/telepresence-and-video/automated-backup-of-vcs-expressway-conductor-mcu-telepresence/m-p/4151944#M101482  

 

The script provided in this post works perfectly !! I compiled the script to an exe file and automated the backup with the help of windows scheduler.

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