ACS 5.1 handling of encrypted backups (gpg)

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May 25th, 2010
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Hi all,


I've noticed, that ACS 5.1 is writing .gpg archives for backups. I'm about to upgrade an evaluation system and the Installation and Upgrade Guide tells me to do a full backup and restore in order to upgrade an eval to a production system.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_system/5.1/installation/guide/csacs_vmware.html#wp1057927

(second note in section "Evaluating ACS 5.1)


Question: can the production system sucessfully decrypt the backup? According to my personal gpg it is CAST5 encrypted with one passphrase. Is this passphrase constant for all ACS 5.x?


Did anyone go through this?


Thankful for any comment,


MiKa

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yuri.volkov Tue, 02/21/2012 - 04:35
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Hi, m.kafka. Have you found an answer to your question? Is it possible to use GPG-encrypted backups with newly installed ACS of the same version? And how to determine the key which running ACS uses to encrypt its backups?

Lance Wendel Wed, 03/26/2014 - 05:31
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wow, this is one of the issues I am facing with. if anyone know how to find this key i would greatly appreciate it

thanks

Lance

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