backup system

Description                                                    Back up the system. The startup-config file, aFleX policy files, and SSL certificates and keys will be backed up to a .tar.gz file.

NOTE:                                                                   Backing up system from one hardware platform and restoring it to another is not supported.

Syntax                                                                  backup system {profile-name |
use-mgmt-port] url [password password]} 




Profile name for the remote URL, 1-31 characters.

Profiles that can be used in place of the URL are configured with the backup store command.


Uses the management interface as the source interface for the con­nection to the remote device. The management route table is used to reach the device. Without this option, the ACOS device attempts to use the data route table to reach the remote device through a data interface.


The url specifies the file transfer protocol, username (if required), and directory path to the location where you want to save the backup file.

You can enter the entire URL on the command line or press Enter to display a prompt for each part of the URL. If you enter the entire URL and a password is required, you will still be prompted for the pass­word. The password can be up to 255 characters long.

To enter the entire URL, use one of the following:






Specifies the password to access the remote site.

Default                                                                N/A

Mode                                                                   Privileged EXEC or Global configuration mode

Usage                                                                  If the ACOS device is a member of an aVCS virtual chassis, use the device-context com­mand to specify the device in the chassis to which to apply this command.

Example                                                            This example backs up the system to the /home/backups folder on host

ACOS#backup system tftp://

The trailing slash (/) at the end of the URL tells ACOS that this is a directory path, and not a file name. In this case, since no file name is specified, the file name will be automatically generated by ACOS. This is the recommended method of performing system backups because the file names are guaranteed to be unique. Your backups may fail if you accidentally backup to a file that already exists with the same name.

Example                                                            This example backs up the system to a file called “back_file.tar.gz” on host

ACOS#backup system tftp://


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