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Backup of WLC's

Hi community,

I would like to schedule automatic backups of our WLC's OoO-hours:

1. SSH from secure server and create _FULL_ backup - what would be the CLI command(s) ?

2. SCP from secure server and retreive file(s) - what is the location of the file(s) ?

Thanks in advance !

~maymann

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Re: Backup of WLC's

Michael,

TFTP and FTP are currently the only supported file transfer protocols on the WLC. Here's an example of how you would do it with TFTP (after logging in with SSH):

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload datatype config

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload mode tftp

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload serverip 192.0.2.10

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload path .

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload filename wlcConfigBackup2012-03-03.txt

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload start

This may take some time.

Are you sure you want to start? (y/N) y

Justin

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Re: Backup of WLC's

Michael,

TFTP and FTP are currently the only supported file transfer protocols on the WLC. Here's an example of how you would do it with TFTP (after logging in with SSH):

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload datatype config

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload mode tftp

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload serverip 192.0.2.10

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload path .

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload filename wlcConfigBackup2012-03-03.txt

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload start

This may take some time.

Are you sure you want to start? (y/N) y

Justin

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Backup of WLC's

Hi,

Justin: thanks for you quick reply !

Would it be the same commands if I chose to use ftp, just replacing "tftp" with "ftp" in your above example ?

Is there really no secure way of doing automated backups... ?

Thanks in advance !

~maymann

Re: Backup of WLC's

Michael,

FTP is a little different because you need to specify a username and password, but it's the same otherwise.

>transfer upload username

>transfer upload password

You can passkey encrypt your config file prior to uploading it from the controller to the server:

>transfer encrypt enable

>transfer encrypt set-key

Justin

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Backup of WLC's

If you have WCS, its simple to schedule this ..

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New Member

Backup of WLC's

Hi,

George: I don't have WCS.

Why on earth didn't Cisco include a simple SCP server. This would make secure backups possible (insecure and cleartext TFTP/FTP is just so last millennium !).

Anyway: I think I can manage setting up a TFTP for this purpose, eventhough I'm not happy about it !

Thanks for you help !

~maymann

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