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When UCS / when SCF

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.

  • In which circumstances i should perform/use/take a UCS versus SCF file? meaing ... what scenario do i take a USC file and what scenario do i take a SCF file config for backup and restore.
  • What makes them different one from each other?

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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.

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Comment made 30-Jan-2018 by Carlande Desarme 114

Thanks for replying. But when can i or cannot i use one or the other? what make them different from each other?

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Comment made 30-Jan-2018 by Stanislas Piron 10236

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.

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Comment made 30-Jan-2018 by Carlande Desarme 114

thanks alot for comments

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