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Sep 19, 2023

Can AS3 Backup / Restore BIG-IP Config

With the announcement that iControl REST is going away in favor of AS3 for everything.  I'm trying to figure out how would you backup / restore a BIGIP device using AS3?

Another option is to somehow utilize gitlab to perform backups and restore but not sure how yet.

Has anyone done either use AS3 or gitlab to perform backups of your bigip devices?

Please do not mentioned big-iq..  its already on the way out the door.

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  • WildWeasel The AWS tool to copy to AS3 is burried in the Linux OS and it can be done. Sadly the path changes depending on the code version you are on so I can't be much more helpful. It uses the linux OS aws s3 cp tool so just make sure that your device has access to the S3 bucket location to copy to and from it. You can setup a cron job to do this but whenever you perform a code upgrade you will have to redo the cron job. You should be able to open an F5 case to have them provide the specific path to you.