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Daily Config Upload for multiple switch

by Anonymous ‎11-17-2003 11:00 PM - edited ‎10-30-2013 01:51 PM (3,070 Views)


If you have so many number of switches and you want to take configuration backup from all the switch at the same time, this script can be used. And if you want to backup switch configuration every day or week depending upon your frequency of change in zoning, you may use this script to schedule in cron.


Operating System Any unix platform which has perl and expect.

Interface Following schell script can be used to backup multiple swith at the same time. You may schedule in cron to do regular backup

  1. Backup Switch 1

filename="/sanbkup/switch1-`date +%b%d%y%H%M`.backup"/root/san/switchcmd2 configupload '"IP Address of Host","username","'$filename'","password"'

Fabric Operating System Works in Fabric OS 2.x, 3.x and 4.x (provided if it does not ask password change for root)

Other Same program can be used to excute any fabric command with parameter in quote.



All the switch should have same userid and password. Otherwise you have modify the script for each switch.



NOTE: This contribution was migrated by Brocade from the former Brocade Connect community on March 13, 2008, on behalf of the author.