Cisco Support Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users might experience few discrepancies in Search results. We are working on this on our side. We apologize for the inconvenience it may have caused.
New Member

CDM database backup or export and import

How can we backup or export CE/CR/CDM configuration database?

This may be required in case existing CDM (having CE/CR/CDM configuration) is failed and a new CDM is installed without having any knowledge of previous setup. So, how to repopulate the CDM with existing CE/CR/Device Groups etc. configuration.


Shahbaz Zubairi

Cisco Employee

Re: CDM database backup or export and import


Yes, you can backup the database on the Content Distribution Manager as well as the Content Router. Steps to back up this database are located here:

The database backuo image will be made available via FTP after it is generated, and you must login via FTP onto the CDM as the administrator to gain access to this file.

It would probably not make sense to backup the CE's database. If you were to install a new CE, it would negotiate a new secure session key, and then start replicating content to this device. A database backup of the CE does not include the content itself.

To make the restoration of the CE easier, you could set all of your content and channels into a group that are set to auto-subscribe. When the a new or replacement CE is brought on-line, it will automatically fill with the content, and update the database within the CE.


CreatePlease to create content