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Configuration Backups for F5

I started a project for configuration backup of F5 devices. I though I would share it here.

Project Page - https://sourceforge.net/projects/f5configbackup/

Packet Pusher Blog post - http://packetpushers.net/config-backups-f5/

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Comment made 24-Feb-2014 by Pete White
Looks excellent, shout if you want any help or input
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Comment made 24-Feb-2014 by Eric Flores
Any feedback I could get would help me make it better.
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Comment made 26-Feb-2014 by Thomas Gobet 984
Excellent idea. I'm going to make some tests on it. If you need anything from us, shout your thought here ;)
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Comment made 04-Mar-2014 by boneyard 4988
will check this out.
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Comment made 08-Jul-2014 by Pete White
Just set this up - I thought that the reboot question at the end of config could be better. It asks if you want to reboot without prompting for the correct answers. What I normally do it use something like: echo -e "Do you want to reboot? n/[y]:" and if they don't input n then reboot. ie echo -e "Do you want to reboot? n/[y]:" read yesno if [ x$yesno -ne xy ] then reboot fi Hope that makes some sense
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Comment made 28-Nov-2015 by Allanwynn 278
Hi Sir, will this work on F5 version 11.6 and later?
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Hi, Did you worked on its internal Cron tab to schedule the backup job?

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Comment made 03-Dec-2015 by Eric Flores
The backup job is a Python daemon. It's pretty much just a "while" loop that does a DB lookup every 10 seconds to see if it is time to back up. See f5backup.py line 101.
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Comment made 06-Feb-2017 by AShafer33 0

Hi Eric, We have used this utility for a few years and it has been great for us. Thank you for putting it together. Currently we are receiving an error in the backup log only occurring on our publisher. I was wondering if you could provide some insight on why we are receving it. The other HA device is backing up without issue. Thanks for any info!

Connecting to ****** at 04:01:05. CID times do not match. Old - 1486271651, New - 1486358048. Downloading backup file at 04:02:33. Downloaded UCS file for HQ-F5LTM-01 - 269884736 bytes. Device is not standalone or active unit. Skipping cert info download at 04:10:49.

Connecting to ***** at 04:10:49. CID times do not match. Old - 1483766067, New - 1486358113. Downloading backup file at 04:12:28. Error: URLError:

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Hi Sir, will this work on F5 version 11.6 and later?

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Comment made 03-Dec-2015 by Eric Flores
It should. I dont think the iControl SOAP API calls it uses have changed since 11.3, which was the code version I was using when I was a customer. Once you get the appliance, do a sudo yum -y update on the CLI and reboot to make sure you have the latest Linux security patches.
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Comment made 04-Dec-2015 by Allanwynn 278
Hi, I will test this thank you!
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