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IDG Contributor Network: Backup and Restore on the Cisco ASA 9.3

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jun 6, 2015.

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    In a recent blog post, I examined some of the new features available in the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 9.3 code and promised to cover some of these here at the blog. With that said, let's examine the Backup and Restore functionality that is now built in to these devices.

    The first question we will tackle is what exactly is backup up through this process. The answer is just about everything you could want on your system! Here is the complete list:

    • The Running-configuration
    • The Startup-configuration
    • All security images, including the Cisco Secure Desktop and Host Scan images, Cisco Secure Desktop and Host Scan settings, AnyConnect (SVC) client images and profiles, and AnyConnect (SVC) customizations and transforms
    • Identity certificates (includes RSA key pairs tied to identity certificates; excludes standalone keys)
    • VPN pre-shared keys
    • SSL VPN configurations
    • Application Profile Custom Framework (APCF)
    • Bookmarks
    • Customizations
    • Dynamic Access Policy (DAP)
    • Plug-ins
    • Pre-fill scripts for connection profiles
    • Proxy Auto-config
    • Translation table
    • Web content
    • Version information

    So you have just made some configuration changes and you are ready to backup your device. Here are some things to keep in mind:

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