Fabric OS Administrator's Guide
Fabric OS Administrator's Guide
Fabric OS 7.0.1
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Maintaining the Switch Configuration File : Configuration file backup

Configuration file backup
Brocade recommends keeping a backup configuration file. You should keep individual backup files for all switches in the fabric and avoid copying configurations from one switch to another. The configUpload command, by default, only uploads the switch context configuration for the logical switch context in which the command is executed.
In non-Virtual Fabric mode, you must use the configUpload -all command to include both the switch and the chassis information. In Virtual Fabric mode, the configUpload -all command can be selected to upload all logical switches and the chassis configuration. Only administrators with chassis permissions are allowed to upload other FIDs or the chassis configuration.
The following information is not saved in a backup:
dnsConfig information
Before you upload a configuration file, verify that you can reach the FTP server from the switch. Using a Telnet connection, save a backup copy of the configuration file from a logical switch to a host computer.
Secure File Transfer Protocol is now an option when uploading a configuration file. SFTP is analogous to SCP (secure copy) and appears an option for the configupload/download, supportsave, auto FFDC/trace upload (supportftp) commands.
Uploading a configuration file in interactive mode
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Enter the configUpload command. The command becomes interactive and you are prompted for the required information.
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NOTE: The configuration file is printable, but you may want to see how many pages will be printed before you send it to the printer.
Example of configUpload on a switch without Admin Domains
switch:admin> configupload
Protocol (scp, ftp, sftp, local) [ftp]: sftp
Server Name or IP Address [host]: 10.1.2.3
User Name [user]: UserFoo
Path/Filename [<home dir>/config.txt]: switchConfig.txt
Section (all|chassis|FID# [all]): chassis
username@10.1.2.3's password:
Password: <hidden>
 
configUpload complete
Example of configUpload on a switch with Admin Domains
NOTE: AD domains other than AD255 upload a subset of information. If you want a complete switch configuration, you must use the configUpload command while logged in to AD255.
switch:AD5:admin> ad --select 5
switch:AD5:admin> configUpload
Protocol (scp or ftp) [ftp]:
Server Name or IP Address [host]: 10.1.2.3
User Name [user]: UserFoo
Path/Filename [<home dir>/config.txt]: /pub/configurations/config.txt
Password: <hidden>
configUpload complete: Only zoning parameters are uploaded from ad5.

Maintaining the Switch Configuration File : Configuration file backup