WLC config backup

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Aug 14th, 2009
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Hi guys.. just one quick question:


What exactly is saved in the configuration file backed up from a WLC 4404?


If we have a local database configured with 100+ of users (MACs addresses), and we use the "upload configuration" feature, is the database going to be backed up too?


PS: We are using 4.2 software.


Thanks in advance!

Correct Answer by Lucien Avramov about 7 years 8 months ago

the backup config of the controller, will have this part included.


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Robert.N.Barrett_2 Fri, 08/14/2009 - 09:31
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The file is XML - open it up and check out what's in there.

Lucien Avramov Fri, 08/14/2009 - 13:11
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the database is not backed up, only the configuration. It doesnt make sense to back up the database of the WLC as that is live production data.


The configuration file, xml format, will not have all the commands that you can see in the WLC.


Check this post out as well:


http://forums.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Wireless%20-%20Mobility&topic=General&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Dpass_through%26location%3Doutline%40%5E1%40%40.2cd40b83/4#selected_message

omarmontes Fri, 08/14/2009 - 14:00
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By MAC address I mean the local database for user authentication (we are using MAC address authentication). Not the clients connected at some point.


So if this database is not in the backup, and we need to reconfigure the WLC, we will have to enter all this MAC addresses again.

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Lucien Avramov Fri, 08/14/2009 - 14:09
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the backup config of the controller, will have this part included.


Robert.N.Barrett_2 Sat, 08/15/2009 - 06:52
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I would still recommend that you examine the XML file and see what's in there.

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