Automated configuration exports

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Automated configuration exports

Is there a way to perform a scheduled (weekly) configuration export. I can manually ssh to the device and run: scp export configuration to user@hostnamr:E:/Backup/pabackup from running-config.xml (the problem here is that it asks for a password and it is manual) - what I would like to be able to is have this run automatically every week.


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To option is to use TFTP instead of SCP to export the configuration, as TFTP will not require the entering of the password.

>tftp export configuration to tftp

That gets me part of the way. I can now tftp the configuration.

How do I set this as a scheduled task and is there a way to change the filename from running-config.xml to something that includes hostaname and date/time?

Currently, the PAN device cannot perform this config export automately as you described.  You would need to use an external tool to schedule the export of the config & rename the config file.

One option is to save your config to a named config snapshot each time you commit.  Then you can simply upload all the saved config files via one tftp export command:

admin@PA-2050> tftp export configuration from *.xml to

You may also submit a feature request for the automated export.  Thanks.

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