I am currently configuring our Cisco UCS via UCSM and would like to do it via "Policy Backup & Export".
When I do a manual backup, I choose a filename with .xml extension.
This works fine.
When I try to do it via "Policy Backup & Export" (lets say Bi-weekly), the backup and exports starts.
The filename gets a current timestamp, which is perfect, but the file extension is ".246".
I have never come across a file extension like this and I am doubting that this is a proper and importable backup file.
Can anyone confirm that this file is useful and the configuration works as aspected or how can I get it working?
Thank you for your help.
File types for Full State backups should be .bin, all other backup types should be .xml, .246 is not what I would expect to see there.
What protocol are you using to back this up to your remote location? SFTP? FTP? TFTP?
Did you name the file in your backup policy?
I would suggest attempting the same automated action with FTP, my thought is that perhaps file integrity is an issue in this instance possibly due to the protocol in use.
I tried using FTP and SCP. Issue is with all protocols the same.
When I do the backups manually and enter for example "filename.bin" for a full state backup, it works perfectly.
Same with Configuration backups and .xml.
When I try to configure a Bi Weekly export, with the same protocol, Hostname etc. no matter what I enter in "Remote File" the system always takes what I typed in and adds the current timestamp.
I figured out the file ending mentioned above was not the real file ending, it is the value behind the last . in the time stamp. So the .bin or .xml is missing at all.
Remote File: BU_Hostname_FS.bin
So the file ending is .246
So my question now is, what would you recommend to type into the "Remote File" field?
I will definitly need the Hostname and a time stamp in the file's name and the proper file ending.
But the system always adds his time stamp at the end of what I have entered.
Leaving the field blank didn't work, as it seems to be mandatory.
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