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Administrator Guide 15

OceanStor 5300 V3, 5500 V3, 5600 V3, 5800 V3, and 6800 V3 Storage System V300R003

Routine maintenance activities are the most common activities for the storage device, including powering on or off the storage device, managing users, modifying basic parameters of the storage device, and managing hardware components. This document applies to the system administrators who are responsible for carrying out routine maintenance activities, monitoring the storage device, and rectifying common device faults.
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Exporting Storage System Configuration Data

Exporting Storage System Configuration Data

All configuration information of a storage system must be exported before a system upgrade or capacity expansion. Exported data can be used to restore the storage system when the upgrade or capacity expansion fails.

Prerequisites

  • The FTP server or SFTP server is accessible to the storage system.
  • The FTP service or SFTP service on the server has been enabled.
  • A folder has been created for saving configuration files.

Context

Configuration data of the storage system can be collected only using the CLI.

Precautions

  • Configuration data of the storage system is exported in a .dat file. Do not modify any content in this file.
  • If the storage system serves as a server in the file transfer with external systems, it supports the SFTP service only. If the storage system serves as a client, it supports both the FTP and SFTP services.
  • If configuration files need to be imported when anomalies occur, contact the technical support personnel.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the CLI of the storage system as a super administrator.
  2. Run the export configuration_data ip=? user=? password=? db_file=? [ port=? ] [ protocol=? ] [ clean_device_file=? ] command to export configuration files to an FTP server or SFTP server.

    Table 11-2  Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Value

    ip=?

    IP address of a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server or a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) server to which you want to import a configuration file.

    [Example]

    -

    user=?

    User name for logging in to an FTP server or an SFTP server.

    [Example]

    The value contains 1 to 64 characters.

    password=?

    Password for logging in to an FTP server or an SFTP server.

    [Example]

    The value contains 1 to 63 characters.

    db_file=?

    File name of and path to a configuration file on an FTP server or an SFTP server.

    [Example]

    The file name extension must be .dat. If you specify a file name, the file name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? " < > |.

    port=?

    ID of the employed port on an FTP server or an SFTP server.

    [Example]

    The value ranges from 1 to 65535.

    • If the protocol is= FTP, the default value is 21.
    • If the protocol is= SFTP, the default value is 22.

    protocol=?

    Protocol type.

    [Example]

    The value can be FTP or SFTP. The default value is SFTP.

    To ensure the security of data transfer, you are advised to use Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).

    clean_device_file=?

    Protocol type.

    [Example]

    The value can be yes or no, where:

    • yes: The configuration file that resides in the storage system memory will be deleted after the configuration file is exported to an FTP server or an SFTP server.
    • no: The configuration file that resides in the storage system memory will not be deleted after the configuration file is exported to an FTP server or an SFTP server.

    The default value is yes.

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Updated: 2019-04-17

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