Backing Up the Configuration Database
Use this procedure to back up the configuration database to a remote location or to local chassis storage.
On the BTI7801, the CMM automatically backs up its configuration database to local chassis storage every 60 minutes. This occurs even if you do not explicitly make changes to the database.
- Back up the configuration database.
To back up the database to a remote location:
bti7800# system database backup remote-url sftp://firstname.lastname@example.org
Value for 'password' (<string>): ***********
To back up the database to local chassis storage:
bti7800# system database backup local
This command might take 15 minutes or more to complete.
This option is available only for the BTI7801.
- Verify that the database has been backed up.
bti7800# show system database
Backup Status ------------- CurrentStatus : ready-to-backup RemoteUrl : sftp://email@example.com/10.1.220.104_BTI7800v1.6.0_18346_20150706_185955.tar.gz NotificationMsg : Backup successful
Look for the
Backup successfulmessage in the output.
This backed-up configuration can only be restored on a compatible CMM and chassis:
A configuration database is specific to a software version. In order to restore a backed-up database onto a replacement CMM, you must ensure that the replacement CMM is running the same software version as the software version running when the backup was created.
In releases lower than 4.2, a configuration database is also specific to a chassis. You can only restore a backed-up database to a replacement CMM on a chassis if the database was backed up from that chassis. You cannot restore a database to a CMM on a chassis if the database was backed up from another chassis.
Starting with release 4.2, this restriction is relaxed. You can restore a backed-up database to any chassis of the same chassis type (BTI7801 to BTI7801, BTI7802 to BTI7802, BTI7814 to BTI7814).