Installation and Configuration Guide for Cisco WAAS NAM Virtual Blade
Backing Up the NAM Virtual Blade
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Backing Up the NAM Virtual Blade

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Backing Up the NAM Virtual Blade

Backing Up the Cisco NAM Virtual Blade

Reinstalling WAAS Software


Backing Up the NAM Virtual Blade


This chapter has information about the following:

Backing Up the Cisco NAM Virtual Blade

Reinstalling WAAS Software

Backing Up the Cisco NAM Virtual Blade

If you need to replace your WAAS device, we recommend that you back up the virtual blade so that the NAM configuration can be restored on the replacement device.

To make a backup image of the virtual blade, follow these steps:


Step 1 Shut down NAM before stopping the virtual blade.

Step 2 Stop the virtual blade as follows:

a. From the WAAS Central Manager GUI navigation pane, choose My WAN > Manage Devices.

b. Click the Edit icon next to the device containing the virtual blade.

c. From the navigation pane, choose Admin > Virtualization > Actions.

d. Click the Stop Virtual Blade button.

Step 3 Log into the WAAS device command line interface.

Step 4 Copy the virtual blade image to an FTP server with the copy ftp command, as follows:

copy virtual-blade 1 disk 1 ftp ftp_server_ip ftp_server_directory filename

For example, to copy the virtual blade image to the FTP server at 10.0.2.4, to the WAAS directory, in the

vb1.img file, use this command:

copy virtual-blade 1 disk 1 ftp 10.0.2.4


To restore the virtual blade image to a WAAS device from an FTP server, use the copy ftp command again:

copy ftp virtual-blade 1 disk 1 ftp_server_ip ftp_server_directory filename

For example, to copy the virtual blade image to the WAAS device from the FTP server at 10.0.2.4, from the WAAS directory, in the file vb1.img, use this command:

copy ftp virtual-blade 1 disk 1 10.0.2.4 WAAS VB1.img


Reinstalling WAAS Software

If all of the WAAS software needs to be reinstalled, follow these steps:


Step 1 Reinstall WAAS by using the WAAS software recovery CD.

Step 2 Add the Enterprise and Virtual Blade licenses, either through the setup utility when you first boot the WAAS device, or by using the following EXEC commands:

license add Enterprise

license add Virtual-Blade

Step 3 Enable and reconfigure the virtual blade.

Step 4 Insert the NAM 4.1 virtual blade software for Cisco WAAS Recovery DVD into the DVD drive, and enter the following EXEC command:

copy cdrom nam-recovery / NAM_RECOVERY

This command copies the NAM 4.1 Virtual Blade Software files to the proper directory (/local1/vbs) on the WAE device.