F5 BIG-IP icon   F5 BIG-IP – Automate backup of configuration files



I have recently installed and configured my 2 node F5 BIG-IP cluster as load-balancer and SSL-VPN portal. I have been ocasionally performing configuration backups, but now i need to schedule them regularly and automatically.

This article covers the ways to perform the backup of a BIG-IP system and automate them.

Manual backup

Web GUI

In the menu options: System – Read more

IRONPORT icon   Ironport – Schedule automation scripts on Windows



On a previous post I explained how to Automate Ironport commands / scripts from Windows. At the end of the post I suggested configuring the task scheduler to execute a bat script, for example, to save a backup copy of the configuration… So, here we go!

Example 1: Simple configuration backup via email

Assuming all the necessary preparations … Read more

EXCHANGE   Exchange – Error 130 using Netbackup with DAG passive node



When I was migrating my Exchange platform from 2010, I ensured that the backups using Veritas NetBackup were also working in Exchange 2013, both against the active or passive node of the DAG, and also the granular backups

Sypmtoms

At a certain moment, the backups started to fail (thanks I am monitoring the transaction log disks free space using … Read more

Checkpoint   Checkpoint – Reinstall SMS using configuration backup



Last week my smartcenter server became corrupted (the filesystem) and I could not install any fw policy (checkpoint software could not find some needed inodes).

Fortunately I perform periodically checkpoint configuration backups (using the migrate export utility) this way -> Checkpoint – Schedule management database backup

These are the steps to get a working SMS again:

  1. Pre install steps
  2. Install
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