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Configuration example - Cisco ACS 5.x Backup through CLI and GUI

 

 

Introduction

Configuration example of ACS backup 5.x through CLI and GUI

Create an FTP Repository via the ACS CLI

acs/admin(config)# repository myrepository

acs/admin(config-Repository)#url ftp://101.10.10.1/
acs/admin(config-Repository)#username anonymous password plain anonymous
acs/admin(config-Reposotory)#exit

Issue the following command on CLI:

To perform a backup (including the ADE OS data like hostname, IP address) and place the backup in a repository, use the backup command in the EXEC mode.

Substitute the desired file name and the configured repository name.

acs/admin#backup backup-name repository myrepository

When you are using this command for ACS, the backup files include:

  • Database—Database files include data related to ACS.
  • Database password file—dbcred.cal, located at /opt/CSCOacs/conf.
  • Certificate store—Located at /opt/CSCOacs/conf.
  • Viewer database—If the ACS node you are backing up has Viewer enabled.

You can use the show backup history command to display the backup operations and determine whether they succeeded.

Issue the following command for just configuration backup:

To back up an ACS configuration (not including the ADE OS data), use the acs backup command in the EXEC mode.

Substitute the desired file name and the configured repository name.

acs/admin#acs backup backup-name repository myrepository

Configure Repository from GUI

Step 1 Choose System Administration > Operations > Software Repositories

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Scheduled Backups from GUI

You can schedule backups to be run at periodic  intervals. You can schedule backups from the primary web interface or  through the local CLI. The Scheduled Backups feature backs up ACS  configuration data.

Step 1 Choose System Administration > Operations > Scheduled Backups.

  • Backup Data:Filename created by backup includes a time stamp and file type information appended to the prefix entered
  • Filename Prefix: Enter the name for the ACS backup.
  • Repository:Click Select to open and new dialogue box will open where you can store the backup:
  • Time of Day: Choose the appropriate time.

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I have created the filename "acsbackup" and selected the repository my repository

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You can no check it on the respective location of FTP to see if the backup was created successfully or not.

Verification

You can access the /opt/CSCOacs/logs/acsbackup_instance.log file for information about the last backup operation.

You can use the show backup history command to display the backup operations and determine whether they succeeded.

Reference

User Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.3 - Configuring System Operations

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