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F5 Backup

RAQS
Cirrus
Cirrus

Hi All,

 

Hope you all are doing fine.

 

Can you please help me with below requirement :-

 

I have to take backup of F5, these F5 boxes are having multiple partition, so if i will take backup in Common partition will it take backup of all partitions ?

If not then please let me know how to take backup of whole system in one go when we have multiple partition.

 

Regards,

RAQS

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Mike757
Cirrus
Cirrus

Hi RAQS,

 

Open it with 7-zip, or a compatible application, I guess. I use 7-zip and it works perfectly.

 

Mike

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Mike757
Cirrus
Cirrus

Hi RAQS,

 

Yes, a UCS backup includes almost everything, partitions as well. See https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13132 for details.

 

Mike

Hi Mike, Thanks for your help. So need to go to each partition and take backup instead of that i can take backup in common partition and it will include information of all partitions ? Regards, RAQS

No, no need. If in doubt, download the file and open it on your computer, although the extension is ucs, it's actually a tar.gz. You'll see it includes everything inside /config, including non-default partition folders and files.

 

Mike

Thanks Mike. So how i will read it in PC ? If i open it with notepad or wordpad it shows me encrypted stuff. But while taking backup I didn’t opted for encryption. Or, do I need unix machine to read it ? Regards, RAQS

Mike757
Cirrus
Cirrus

Hi RAQS,

 

Open it with 7-zip, or a compatible application, I guess. I use 7-zip and it works perfectly.

 

Mike

RAQS
Cirrus
Cirrus

Thanks Mike for your help.