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System Configuration Backup - Pointing to External Location

TMADOCTHOMAS
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Hello,

I'm trying to follow the best practice of pointing system configuration backups to external locations, but unfortunately the only option is to point the backups to a web server and I am not an IIS expert. We have a site I use to upload files over FTP to filers when doing upgrades, but now I need files to be written to this site.  I was able to turn on basic auth and use a domain account that I made a local admin, but I don't want to preserve this configuration since it is unsecure. I tried enabling SSL but I got an auth error. Any recommendations?

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GidonMarcus
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Hi

 

got exactly what you need. attached. i did wanted to do an https version and have it all configured by PS. but didn't had time... still on my to do list...

you'll also find there a script to clean the old backups

 

Enjoy

Gidi Marcus (Linkedin) - Storage and Microsoft technologies consultant - Hydro IT LTD - UK

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GidonMarcus
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Hi

 

got exactly what you need. attached. i did wanted to do an https version and have it all configured by PS. but didn't had time... still on my to do list...

you'll also find there a script to clean the old backups

 

Enjoy

Gidi Marcus (Linkedin) - Storage and Microsoft technologies consultant - Hydro IT LTD - UK

TMADOCTHOMAS
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Wow @GidonMarcus this looks incredibly detailed and helpful. Thank you very much!

mgmt-gateway
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Hi , I am trying to accomplish the same in our environment.  We know FTP is not a secure protocol and your user name and password is in clear text.   If we were to use IIS, you will need to use https and  build your own web api to allow POST request.  Is there any other secure and easier method to upload configuration backup files ?

OkieUnix1
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What be nicer that NetApp to support the use of CURL since they already use https but only after certain versions. I really don't understand why NetApp hasn't adopted a lot of things. Maybe even adopt the use of hashicorp VAULT product or at least use scp or form of ssh between site. ssh sftp are so common to use these days. Just like to see Netapp catch up to the rest of use. 

 

TMADOCTHOMAS
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Yeah I confess that even though Gideon's script and instructions would likely work, I've not had time to look into it / test / implement and that was over 2 years ago. I do wish it was a straightforward and easy thing to configure.

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