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Cisco ACI: Backup and Restore in Nexus Dashboard (MSO)

 Cisco ACI: Backup and Restore in Nexus Dashboard (MSO)

You can create a backup of your Nexus Dashboard configuration to facilitate the recovery of your Nexus Dashboard configuration following Orchestrator failures.

It is advised that you create a backup of your configuration before upgrading your Orchestrator, as well as after any configuration changes or deployments. You can also export the backups to an external storage location outside of the Nexus Dashboard nodes.

Fig 1.1- Nexus Dashboard Login

Configuring a Remote Location for Backups

Step 1: Login to Cisco ACI Nexus Dashboard and go to Operations --> Remote Locations. (Add remote location)

Fig 1.2- Remote Location Server Setup

Step 2: Select the desired protocol for configuration backup file, we would recommend SFTP

Step 3: Provide the IP address of the remote server and add the path for that remote server (/backups/NexusDashboard). Make sure you need to create the folder or directory on the remote server with port 22 (/backups/NexusDashboard).

Step 4: Setup authentication with Password for the remote server or may be you can use SSH Key as well.

Creating backups for Nexus Dashboard

Step 1: Log in to your Cisco Nexus Dashboard and Navigate to Operations --> Backup & Restore

Fig 1.3- Nexus Dashboard Backup & Restore

Step 2: Once open, Click on the new backup and provide all the appropriate details for the backup to be stored on the remote server with Path.

Restore from the Backup

As you are setting up the backup already, now its time to restore, you need to navigate to the same window

Step 1: Log in to your Cisco Nexus Dashboard and Navigate to Operations --> Backup & Restore

Fig 1.4- Nexus Dashboard Backup & Restore (Rollback)

Step 2: Now click the actions (...) icon next to the backup you want to restore and select Rollback to this backup and confirm Yes.

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