Cisco Video Management and Storage System Installation and Upgrade Guide
Backing Up Files
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Appendix A: Backing Up Files

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Appendix A: Backing Up Files

Prerequisite

Numbering Scheme for Backup Files


Appendix A: Backing Up Files


Last Updated: September 7, 2010

Backup commands must be entered in the module EXEC mode while the system is offline. Consider performing the backup procedure at a time when the system is least active.


Note We recommend that you back up your configuration files whenever you make changes to the system or the application files. When you configure the backup server to back up files, you can also schedule nightly backups of the configuration.


Prerequisite

Configure your backup server. See Cisco Video Management and Storage System CLI Administrator Guide to configure your backup server.

Numbering Scheme for Backup Files

Five types of backup CLI requests are available: Cisco Video Management and Storage data only,
Cisco Video Management and Storage module startup configuration only, Video Surveillance Management System (VSMS) data files only, Video Surveillance Operations Manager (VSOM) data files only, or back up all. However, the Cisco Video Management and Storage module data only files are not backed up.

Data—No data is stored in the Cisco Video Management and Storage module; thus, there is no data to back up.

Configuration—Backs up only the startup configuration. Use the show startup command in user EXEC mode to display the current startup configuration.

All—Backs up startup configuration information. There are no Cisco Video Management and Storage module data only files; thus, only the VSMS and VSOM files are backed up.

VSMS—Backs up Cisco Video Surveillance Media Server data files.

VSOM—Backs up Cisco Video Surveillance Operations Manager data files.

The Cisco Video Management and Storage software automatically numbers and dates the backup files and identifies the revision number in a backupid field.

When restoring the files, refer to the backup ID for the backup configuration file that you want to use. To see a list of startup configuration file backup IDs, use the show backup server command in user EXEC mode.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. backup server

4. exit

5. offline

6. backup category {all | configuration | data | VSMS | VSOM}

7. continue

8. show backup history

9. show backup server

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable
Example:

cvmss-10-0-0-0> enable

Enables the privileged EXEC command mode.

Step 2 

configure terminal

Example:
cvmss-10-0-0-0# configure terminal
cvmss-10-0-0-0(config)# 

Enters configuration mode.

Step 3 

backup server

Example:
cvmss-10-0-0-0(config)# backup server url 
ftp://branch/vmbackups username admin password 
mainserver

Configures the FTP/SFTP URL of the backup server.

Step 4 

exit

Example:
cvmss-10-0-0-0(config)# exit
cvmss-10-0-0-0#

Exits configuration mode.

Step 5 

offline

Example:

cvmss-10-0-0-0# offline

cvmss-10-0-0-0(offline)#

Enters offline mode. All activities are terminated.

Step 6 

backup category {all | configuration | data | VSMS | VSOM}

Example:

cvmss-10-0-0-0(offline)# backup category configuration

Specifies backup and storage of the Cisco Video Management and Storage module startup configuration, Video Surveillance Media Server, Video Surveillance Operations Manager, or all files.

Step 7 

continue

Example:

cvmss-10-0-0-0(offline)# continue

Exits offline mode and returns to EXEC mode.

Step 8 

show backup history

Example:

cvmss-10-0-0-0# show backup history

Displays the backup and restore procedures and the success or failure of those attempts.

Step 9 

show backup server

Example:

cvmss-10-0-0-0# show backup server

Displays the backup files available on the backup server, the date of each backup, and the backup file ID.