Because i have a lot to do with cisco network environments, i searched for a tool, wich i can use, to backup a amount of cisco network devices quick and easy through TFTP. But i didn’t find any good tool, wich provides this feature. After a lot of research work, i deceided to write my own “Cisco Device Backup Tool”.
The basics on my tool based on a simple theory. One unique username must be configured on all cisco devices, and an easy configurable .ini file wehre i can do the main configuration and backup settings.
For my tool i used the scripting language AutoIT Script. A powerful development kit where you easily can create GUI’s, fuctions and much more things. Since version 3.2.x AutoIt even supports commands to control the Windows TCP stack.
The function of my tool is very simple. It opens a TELNET (23, TCP) socket and connect to the remote device. After a successful logon, the application set off some commands onto the device, to trigger the backup process. This would be done 1:n times, as much devices are configured in the CDB Backup configuration file (bakconfig.ini).
See Cisco Device Backup in Action:
Please test my tool and leave some positive or less positive commects about my tool. – Have a good time!