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Back up the Database from One Cisco M-Series Device to Another

Document ID: 117840

Updated: Jun 25, 2014

Contributed by Fraidoon Sarwary, Cisco TAC Engineer.

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Introduction

This document describes how to backup the database (DB) from one Cisco M-Series device to another.

Prerequisites

Requirements

Cisco recommends that you have knowledge of AsyncOS Versions 7.2 and later.

Problem

Start the backup of the DB to a secondary M-series device.

Solution

Here are the requirements before you begin the backup of the DB to a secondary M-series device.

  • Both M-series devices have to be on the same AsyncOS version (7.2 and later only)
  • The target M-series device has to have enough disk space for backup. Navigate to System Administration > Disk Management (see online documentation on how to allocate if some disk is left over).

If you do not have enough disk space during the setup, you might get a message similar to this:

Verifying target machine for version compatibility and disk space...
Backup cannot be scheduled. Reason: There is not enough space for Centralized
Spam Quarantine, Centralized Email Tracking, Centralized Reporting. Please
increase disk allocation for these services on the target machine.


OR

Verifying target machine for version compatibility and disk space...
Backup cannot be scheduled. Reason: There is not enough space for Centralized
Web Tracking. Please increase disk allocation for these services on the target
machine.


Check the disk quota as mentioned previously on the target machine.

The two Security Management Appliances (SMAs), one M650 (source of DB system named m650sma.run), and target M1050 (destination backup of DB system named m1050sma.run and IP 192.168.15.1).

Log in to the CLI on the source M-series (in our test sma1.example.com) and enter these commands:

sma1.example.com> backupconfig

Choose the operation you want to perform:
- VIEW - View scheduled backups
- VERIFY - Verify if backup can be scheduled to a remote machine
- SCHEDULE - Schedule backup to an appliance
- CANCEL - Cancel a scheduled backup
- STATUS - Show the status of a backup in progress.
- SETUP - Configure backup parameters.
[]> setup

Enter level of verbosity:
[0]> 0<this can be 0 or 3 0=lowest verbosity of backup logs and 3= highest>

Compression is desirable on slow connections, but will only slow down
 backup on
fast networks. Would you like to enable compression? [N]>   
<hit enter here to pick default withing the brackets [N]>

Choose the operation you want to perform:
- VIEW - View scheduled backups
- VERIFY - Verify if backup can be scheduled to a remote machine
- SCHEDULE - Schedule backup to an appliance
- CANCEL - Cancel a scheduled backup
- STATUS - Show the status of a backup in progress.
- SETUP - Configure backup parameters.
[]> verify

Enter the IP address of a machine to transfer data to.
[]> 192.168.15.1

Enter a name to identify this appliance
[]>sma2.example.com

Please enter username and password:
Username:
[]> admin

Password:
[]> <enter admin password for the target SMA>
Verifying target machine for version compatibility and disk space...
Backup can be scheduled on to 192.168.15.1.

Choose the operation you want to perform:
- VIEW - View scheduled backups
- VERIFY - Verify if backup can be scheduled to a remote machine
- SCHEDULE - Schedule backup to an appliance
- CANCEL - Cancel a scheduled backup
- STATUS - Show the status of a backup in progress.
- SETUP - Configure backup parameters.
[]> schedule

Enter the IP address of a machine to transfer data to.
[]> 192.168.15.1

Enter a name to identify this appliance
[]>sma2.example.com

Please enter username and password:
Username:
[]> admin

Password:
[]> <type the admin password on the target SMA>
Verifying target machine for version compatibility and disk space...
1. Set up a repeating backup schedule
2. Schedule a single backup
3. Start a single backup now
[1]>

1. Daily
2. Weekly
3. Monthly
[1]> 3

What day of the month would you like the backup to occur?
[1]>  <hit enter here>

What time of day would you like the backup to start?  Please enter in HH:MM
format.
[]> 02:00

Please enter a name for this backup job:
[]> weekly

Backup "weekly" has been scheduled successfully.

Choose the operation you want to perform:
- VIEW - View scheduled backups
- VERIFY - Verify if backup can be scheduled to a remote machine
- SCHEDULE - Schedule backup to an appliance
- CANCEL - Cancel a scheduled backup
- STATUS - Show the status of a backup in progress.
- SETUP - Configure backup parameters.
[]> view

Scheduled Backups:
# Name   IP              Schedule
= ====== =============== ================================
1 weekly To 192.168.15.1 on day 1 of every month at 02:00


Choose the operation you want to perform:
- VIEW - View scheduled backups
- VERIFY - Verify if backup can be scheduled to a remote machine
- SCHEDULE - Schedule backup to an appliance
- CANCEL - Cancel a scheduled backup
- STATUS - Show the status of a backup in progress.
- SETUP - Configure backup parameters.
[]> <hit enter until your back in CLI>

sma1.example.com> commit

Please enter some comments describing your changes:
[]> scheduled a weekly backup

Changes committed: Wed Mar 16 18:09:51 2011 GMT
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Updated: Jun 25, 2014
Document ID: 117840