Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to have MARS export a seed-file of the devices it currently has configured.
The reason I want to do this is for an upgrade - when we upgrade to a new version, it looks like we will have to re-enter all of the devices individually (or create a seed file).
If I could export the seed file from MARS, then we would be saved this burden!
Thanks for your help!
Yes I totally agree, they ought to provide some workaround for loyal customers like us who bought these gen-1 MARS appliance before it got famous, hehe :)
Just to confirm this is from the release notes:
"Cisco Security MARS Release 6.0 is targeted for release August 2008 and will support both first-generation and second-generation hardware platforms at this time. The first-generation platform, which was supported under 4.x releases, will require reimaging to the Release 6.0 images. The second-generation platforms may move through a standard upgrade process to upgrade to this new release."
I believe the new version will have the ability to export some config information (parsers for sure, and I *think* other stuff too) outside of the normal pnarchive/pnrestore process. Maybe there will be a way to export the devices. It seems reasonable to me that we could create a seed file just like we import. AFAIK, the format of the seed file hasn't changed through the versions.