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Common Operation Guide

CloudEngine 12800, 12800E, 8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800 Series Switches

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Saving the Configuration to a Server Periodically

Saving the Configuration to a Server Periodically

As shown in Figure 6-2, configure the switch to periodically save the configuration to the server.
Figure 6-2  Saving the configuration to the server periodically

# Configure the switch to periodically save the configuration to the server.

<HUAWEI> system-view
[~HUAWEI] configuration file auto-save
[*HUAWEI] configuration file auto-save backup-to-server server transport-type ftp user admin1234 password Helloworld@2012 path C:\Users\plabuser
[*HUAWEI] commit
  • The switch starts to back up the configuration file to the server at the specified time. The periodic saving interval depends on the interval configured using the configuration file auto-save command.

  • Configuration files are saved on the server in the form of compressed packages. The compressed package is named in the year-month-date. hour-minute-second.device format, for example, After decompression, the file with the file name extension .cfg is the configuration file.

  • If the storage path does not exist on the server, configuration files fail to be sent to the server. The system reports alarms to the NMS and records logs on the switch.

Updated: 2018-10-08

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