Manual Chapter : Save the configuration of the system controller

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F5OS

  • 1.1.1, 1.1.0
Manual Chapter

Save the configuration of the system controller

When the system is configured for your environment, it is a good idea to save the configuration as a backup. You can save the VELOS system configuration from the system controller CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system controller using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Save the system controller configuration.
    system database config-backup name backup1.xml
    System controller configuration backup files are located in
    /mnt/var/confd/configs
    .
    Consider exporting the configuration backup onto a separate system. Later if you need it, you can import it back to this system.
  4. Export the configuration backup file from the source device to an HTTPS server.
    file export local-file /mnt/var/confd/configs/backup1.xml remote-file /tmp/backup1.xml remote-host 172.27.21.75 username root
    The system requests the password for the remote root account.
    Value for 'password' (<string>): ******* result File transfer is initiated.(/mnt/var/confd/configs/backup1.xml)
  5. Import the configuration backup onto the destination device from HTTPS server.
    file import local-file /mnt/var/confd/configs/backup1.xml remote-file /tmp/backup1.xml remote-host 172.27.21.75 username root Value for 'password' (<string>): *******
  6. To return the system to the state it was in when the backup was made, load the configuration backup onto the system.
    system database config-restore name backup1.xml
    system database config-restore name backup1.xml response Succeeded.
    If the restore operation fails, the system automatically uses the previous configuration.
  7. Leave config mode
    exit
You have a backup of the system configuration on the system controller that you can restore on the system if needed.