Before doing any kind of changes to a Brocade FC switch it’s a good idea to backup its config first. We backup Brocade switches using the configupload command.
Prerequisites – The switches need an FTP server to backup to. You will need to know the IP address of the FTP server and a user account with access to proceed.
1 Establish a putty session to the switch and login as normal
2 Enter the command
3 At the protocol selection prompt choose the protocol appropriate for you FTP server. Press enter to select the default FTP
Protocol (scp, ftp, sftp, local) [ftp]
4 At the IP Address prompt enter the IP address of the FTP server
Server Name or IP Address [host]: 10.10.10.5
5 User Name, enter a user with access
User Name [user]
6 Path/filename, press enter to accept the home directory or enter path
Path/Filename [<home dir>/config.txt]:
7 Section, press enter to select all components or enter the element to backup
Section (all|chassis|switch [all]):
8 Go to your FTP server and you should see a file called config.txt. Rename this to something logical like the switch name and date
Below is an example of all the steps completed
FCSWITCH01:admin> configupload Protocol (scp, ftp, sftp, local) [ftp]: Server Name or IP Address [host]: 10.10.10.5 User Name [user]: anonymous Path/Filename [<home dir>/config.txt]: Section (all|chassis|switch [all]):
For reference the brocade command reference for configuration file backup
More Brocade content
Configuring a Brocade switch in access gateway mode
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configupload -p scp “10.10.10.10”,”periyakaruppann”,”zonesetB-2104161639IST.txt”
Thank you for posting this and the Fabric OS upgrade path post. Do you have any plans to make a post on restoring this config?
Greetings from Canada.
Thanks will consider this for a future post
can someone clarify this query….
-How can we make sure that the config backup is healthy and reliable ??