Backup and Restore Cumulus Switch Config


Hi Guys,

I need to FRU a Cumulus switch running version 2.5.8 . Is there a method or document that details the backup and then restore the process.

I have reviewed this doc
https://docs.cumulusnetworks.com/display/DOCS/Upgrading+Cumulus+Linux#UpgradingCumulusLinux-Understa...

But not sure if there is backup utility within the O/s

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On 2.5.X there are less options, is this possible in your network setup: https://support.cumulusnetworks.com/hc/en-us/articles/209620358-Ansible-Backing-up-Existing-Configur...

Hi Cliff. In 2.5, we have a script to help. If you read the same doc you read, but the 2.5 ESR version of that document, there is a link in the section titled 'Using Automation Tools to Back Up Configurations' that points to a script to help you identify changed files and back them up:
https://github.com/CumulusNetworks/config-backup-upgrade-helper
You can then restore the tar file onto the replacement switch after you install 2.5.8

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