Configuration back up on ASA 5520 using snmp

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Dec 27th, 2007
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Is it possible to backup the configuration on the ASA 5520 using snmpcommunity string from an internal device or is this not a good practice?

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thomuff Thu, 12/27/2007 - 12:59
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%SYS-4-SNMP_WRITENET: SNMP WriteNet request. Writing current configuration to

Here is the log message I get in my routers. Can I run this command against a ASA 5520/PIX

cisco24x7 Thu, 12/27/2007 - 18:57
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The best practice is to use RANCID, ssh into

your asa device and backup the configuration

that way. That is the safest, bar none.

RANCID is the tool that provide automation

just for this kind of jobs.

The problem with tftp is that your information

is traversing the network in clear text,

not encrypted.

Anyone who work in security should know

better than sending important information

in clear text.


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