Can I automate the upload of ProxySG configuration settings to an FTP server?

Solution

Overview

You can automate the upload process and execute it at a scheduled time. 

Prerequisites

  • The ProxySG appliance must be configured as an FTP client.
  • You must have the Plink utility. It comes with the PuTTy package.

Note: If you have multiple ProxySG appliances, you can use Blue Coat Director to manage the ProxySG appliances and schedule jobs to automate configuration backups.

Step 1: Configure the FTP client of the archive storage on the proxy side:

  1. browse to Configuration > General > Archive > Archive Storage "tab"
  2. Enter FTP client details
  3. Click Apply

ArchiveStorage

Step 2: Create a text file (for example, SshCommandsFile.txt) with the following CLI commands. Replace the Enable_Password text below with the enable password configured on your ProxySG appliance.

>enable
Enable Password: <password>
#upload configuration
 

Step 3: 
Create a windows batch file (for example, upload_config.bat) and copy the following text. Replace the text adminusername with the adminpass with the administrator credentials for the FTP server.

Plink –ssh –l adminusername –pw adminpass  –m SshCommandsFile.txt

Step 3: Schedule a task to run the batch file as needed. For example, to schedule a daily task on Windows 7:

  1. Start Task Scheduler.
  2. Create a task with the following properties:
  • Triggers: Specify On a schedule and set the desired time.
  • Actions: Select Start a program and browse to the batch file (for example, upload_config.bat).
Save the task and enter appropriate credentials when prompted

Notes

  • Appropriate file permissions need to be configured to protect the passwords.
  • It is helpful to have task results, by adding argument (>> logs.log) to task action properties.
  • It is much easier if you add Putty folder to windows environments variable (PATH)
  • Absolute path to the files locations could be specified as:

 C:\ Putty\plink.exe  –ssh –l adminusername –pw adminpass  –m C:\Putty\SshCommandsFile.txt

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