Please help... these 2 terms almost referrencing to the same concepts for backup/restore. But i want to understand the logic behind when to use one versus the other.
An ucs is a full archive of the whole configuration. It is used during version migration, hardware migration.
A scf file may only be copied to the same version as the source appliance. It can be used to merge multiple appliances configuration into one appliance.
Thanks for replying.
But when can i or cannot i use one or the other? what make them different from each other?
You may not use scf to migrate from different version than target. Scf format is version dependant.
You can’t use scf for ASM.
You may not use UCS to copy part of configuration.
I work with F5 products for 10 years and I never used SCF.
thanks alot for comments