Back Up Cisco Catalyst 6500 Configuration

For the test, I sketched a Cisco Catalyst 6509-E automatic backup configuration script.

Actually the script itself:

#!/bin/bash
# Backup CISCO config
(
sleep 5
echo "user"
sleep 4
echo "password"
sleep 4
echo "copy running-config tftp:"
sleep 2
echo "192.168.1.4"
sleep 2
echo "cisco.cfg"
sleep 6

echo "exit"
) | telnet 192.168.1.5
mv /srv/tftp/cisco.cfg /backups/devices/cisco/`date +%Y-%m-%d`_cisco.cfg

find /backups/devices/cisco/ -type f -mtime +30 -exec rm {} \;

Add the contents of the script, for example, to the backup_cisco.sh file and add it to cron, adding the following line to the /etc/crontab file:

0 2 * * * root /backups/scripts/backup_cisco.sh > /dev/null 2>&1

The file can be opened for example in the text editor nano (Ctrl+X to exit, y/n to save or cancel changes):

sudo nano /etc/crontab

The script connects via telnet to 192.168.1.5 and copies the configuration to the tftp server 192.168.1.4, then the file is moved to a convenient directory for storage.
The last line in the script deletes files older than 30 days.
How to start the tftp server, see my articles: Installing and Configuring a TFTP Server in Ubuntu or Starting a TFTP server in Windows.
See also: Using and configuring CRON.

Script backup configuration DOCSIS ARRIS Cadant C3 CMTS

Actually, this is my script:

#!/bin/bash
# Backup DOCSIS CADANTS config
(
sleep 5
echo "user"
sleep 5
echo "password"
sleep 5
echo "enable"
sleep 2
echo "password"
sleep 2
echo "copy startup-configuration tftp://192.168.0.1/cadant1.xml"
sleep 5
echo "exit"
) | telnet 192.168.0.50
mv /srv/tftp/cadant1.xml /backups/devices/docsis/`date +%Y-%m-%d`_cadant1.xml

Where 192.168.0.50 – cadant, 192.168.0.1 – tftp server.

You can add the script to /etc/crontab for automatic execution (for example, every day at one in the morning):

0 1 * * * root /path/to/script/backup_cadants.sh > /dev/null 2>&1

Windows Server 2008 R2 Backup and Restore

For example, I will make a backup copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 and describe the process by items:

1) Open the “Server Manager”.

2) Select “Features” – “Add Features”, check “Windows Server Backup” and “Command-line Tools”, click the “Install” button and wait for the installation to complete.

3) Open the “Start” menu and select “Windows Server Backup”.
For the test, I clicked “Backup Once”, in the window that appears, I select the “Custom” configuration type and ticked the C drive and all the oslat except for the other local disks if they are (for example, drive D) in the next window, you can select the storage type where the backup a copy, for example “Local disks” and specify drive D, or “Remote shared folder” and specify the path, I was just running Samba on one of the Linux servers, so I connected the network folder and chose this option.
See also my article – Installing and Configuring Samba on Linux

After the process is complete, the folder “WindowsImageBackup” with a backup will appear on the disk or network share.

To restore the system from this backup, you can similarly click the “Start” – “Windows Server Backup” menu and select this backup, or if the server does not start, then start the Windows startup disk, select “System Restore” and specify this backup.