In this article we shall understand how to set up configuration backup.
Pre-requisites: Nodes or devices are added to the database. Refer to the article Adding Nodes if not done.
Backup is configured for a group of nodes called Polling groups. Polling group is either a group of Nodes or Node groups. Polling groups are created under (1) Backups -> (2) Options -> Polling Groups
Below is an example as to how we setup all the nodes for the configuration management.
This is done using a Node group called “All_nodes”.
That's it!! So we have set up the configuration backup for all our nodes.
It's a dynamic group that updates as and when new nodes are added or deleted. It does a configuration backup everyday.
Below are the customizable options that are available while creating a polling group.
Next poll interval: This is as to how often configs are backed up and is customizable (Default is 1day)
Max tries: The number of times NetYCE Backups should attempt before halting the polling. (Default is 3)
Type: Available options:
Node Groups(Default): We can select the node groups that are to be added to the polling group. There are default node groups based on vendors.
For example: Cisco_IOS group would add all the Cisco IOS Nodes to the polling group.
Nodes: If we wanted to add specific nodes, we can select this option.
Backups -> 2) Search for the node-> 3) Configs
This would popup a window that has a configuration of the device as below.
Select the current (1) year-month and the (2) top-most entry to get the latest configuration file. This displays the configuration(3) based on the selection as below
If we want to force a configuration backup outside the scheduler window, we can do that as below:
(1)Backups -> (2)Select the node-> (3)Backup Now