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PGW:Backing Up System Software- mgcbackup

Hey guys,

Number one rule!: "Always", i repeat "ALWAYS" take a backup of all your configuration of both your active and standby pgw because you never know when there can be a network outage. If that takes place, then oh boy you are in trouble!!. Your configuration files can get lost which cannot "be replaced"  ie if you dont have a backup.

Well i am just going to put a simple approach to backup all the data.

Following is Cisco PGW2200  backup procedure

First switch to mgcusr as PGW related task only can perform "mgcusr"

su – mgcusr

run this utility

mgcbackup <hit enter>

it will show you menu with certain options.

if you want to schedule a weekly backup then follow these steps

Backup Main Menu

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Note: to exit the script at anytime use ctrl-c

1. Backup Now

2. Backup Schedule

3. Backup History

4. Exit

Selection: 2

Backup Schedule Menu

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1. Add a scheduled backup

2. Delete a scheduled backup

3. Delete all scheduled backups

4. List scheduled backups

5. Return to Main Menu

6. Exit

Selection: 1

Add a Scheduled Backup

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Enter the name of the backup: weekly

Enter the directory to place the backup file (default=/dev/rmt/0): /opt

Enter the number of retries (default=0): 2

Enter the time between retries (default=30 seconds):

Enter the day of the week (default=everyday): wednesday

Enter the time (HH:MM): 06:00

Save this scheduled backup (y/n)? y

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if you want to backup now

select option 1 from main menu

Backup Main Menu

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Note: to exit the script at anytime use ctrl-c

1. Backup Now

2. Backup Schedule

3. Backup History

4. Exit

Selection: 1

Backup Now

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Enter the directory to place the backup file (default=/dev/rmt/0): /opt

Enter the number of retries (default=0): 2

Enter the time between retries (default=30 seconds): 30

Start the backup (y/n)? y

Make sure you do this during "low" traffic time since we dont want to increase the CPU usage during backup on your cal processing.

Cheers,

Aby

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