Cisco UCS Central enables you to backup and restore
Cisco UCS Central and the registered UCS domains. You can schedule a backup and
restore policy. You can also perform an immediate on-demand backup of
Cisco UCS Central, or a selected domain.
Restore page, you can schedule a full state backup for
Cisco UCS Central and the registered Cisco UCS Domains. For Cisco UCS domains, you
can also create the full state backup policy locally.
policies are disabled by default. If you want to back up Cisco UCS Central or
the registered UCS domains, enable the backup state for both. The backup
process does not interrupt or impact any server or network traffic. You can
perform a backup while the domain is up and running. The backup operation saves
information from the management plane.
Cisco UCS Central restricts remotely configured policies to using the
Cisco UCS Central repository for backups, which is internally mounted by
Cisco UCS Manager.
When you schedule a
regular backup, the backup repository can start accumulating data. To manage
the backup archives, you can specify the maximum number of backup versions that
are saved. Use policy specifications to indicate the number of backups to
maintain for each Cisco UCS domain.
The maximum number
does not impact the number of backup image files you can store on a remote
You can view the list
of backups for each Cisco UCS domain from the
Cisco UCS Central GUI
and you can also delete saved or unused backup directories and configurations.
You must have a
user account that includes the admin role to create and run backup and import
You can delete
backups only after a Cisco UCS domain (from which the backup has been taken)
has been unregistered.
You can save the
database or configuration backup files in the following locations:
Local File System: In a
local file system.
Remote Location: Remote
locations using a protocol such as TFTP, FTP, SCP, or SFTP.
You must have
Cisco UCS Manager,
release 2.2(2x) and above, registered with
Cisco UCS Central to specify a global backup policy with the option to store the
image file in a remote location.
When you schedule
the backup, you can also specify the maximum number of backup files that you
want to save for either system.
You can restore the
full state backup for
Cisco UCS Central during setup only. For more information, see the appropriate
Central Installation and Upgrade Guide.
For Cisco UCS
Manager, you can restore the full state backup configuration from the fabric
interconnect's console during initial configuration.