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Back up Config before performing activation? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    When I 'Activate' my changes on UAG, there is a check box  "Back up configuration before performing this activation"

    1) What does UAG actually do here?

    2) Is it the same as the Export XML settings?

    3) Where does it back up this config to?

    Regards.

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:20 AM

Answers

  • Hi S,

    Does that file have the same timestamp as when you did the activation - it didn't on my setup, but I could be wrong ;)

    I think the WhlBackup.cab is created everytime you open the console, not activate.

    Also, look for an XML file called [Date]-Activate.uagbackup this should have a timestamp which matches the actual activation.

    Cheers

    JJ


    Jason Jones | Forefront MVP | Silversands Ltd | My Blogs: http://blog.msedge.org.ukand http://blog.msfirewall.org.uk
    • Marked as answer by Erez Benari Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:01 PM
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:32 PM

All replies

  • A1: Automatically exports the config each time you activate ;)

    A2: I believe so (the files look the same as a manual export to me...)

    A3: By default C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\UAG\AutoBackups, but you can change this using 'Admin | Automatic Backups...' from the UAG console.

    Cheers

    JJ


    Jason Jones | Forefront MVP | Silversands Ltd | My Blogs: http://blog.msedge.org.ukand http://blog.msfirewall.org.uk
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 1:02 PM
  • Hmm...it looks like when I do a manual export - it only creates a single .xml file.

    But when the 'Back up configuration...' is selected it actually creates a WhlBackup.cab file - with about 10 different files inside it (.xml, .reg, .egf, .idx, etc etc).

    So IMHO the two methods generate different backups.

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 1:29 PM
  • Hi S,

    Does that file have the same timestamp as when you did the activation - it didn't on my setup, but I could be wrong ;)

    I think the WhlBackup.cab is created everytime you open the console, not activate.

    Also, look for an XML file called [Date]-Activate.uagbackup this should have a timestamp which matches the actual activation.

    Cheers

    JJ


    Jason Jones | Forefront MVP | Silversands Ltd | My Blogs: http://blog.msedge.org.ukand http://blog.msfirewall.org.uk
    • Marked as answer by Erez Benari Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:01 PM
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:32 PM
  • Ah...looking in the wrong folder structure I was...need to clearly read your posts ;-)

    I see Autobackups in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\UAG\AutoBackups

    Have compared the AutoBackup with a manual Export...and the .xml file content structure looks the same.

    Confirmed that the .cab file updates on opening the UAG Console. So this must be another form of backup then.

    Hence you are the MVP !

    Thank you once again !!!

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:53 PM
  • np...looks like you are enjoying UAG and the associated steep learning curve! :)
    Jason Jones | Forefront MVP | Silversands Ltd | My Blogs: http://blog.msedge.org.ukand http://blog.msfirewall.org.uk
    Thursday, April 15, 2010 4:07 PM
  • Oh yes, tremendously!

    ...after a whole lot of learning and testing - we will be deploying this product to support a number of scenarios...all the cool new stuff that UAG can do...in conjunction with things like DirectAccess, RemoteApp, web- and non-web applications, SPS integration, and the list goes on.

    So I will have more questions for you ;-)

    Thursday, April 15, 2010 5:24 PM