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PLEASE NOTE: We would recommend using the Device.Backup.Running config activity to backup your config files. However, the Device.Backup.TFTP activity may serve as a useful alternative in certain circumstances.
The Device.Backup.TFTP activity will make a backup of the specified file and optionally compare it to the current file on disk. If there are differences, the current file is moved to the "Dated Configs" folder and the filename is appended with the current date. The newly downloaded file then becomes the current file. A HTML "diff" report is created in the "Reports" folder and a copy is e-mailed to the nominated person.
Although this activity is designed to mostly replicate the Device.Backup.Running config activity via TFTP, it is not limited to the device-config. You can specify other files, such as VLAN.dat. You also have the option whether to do the compare. Some files may be in binary format and so can't be compared. Finally you can also specify your own command set to TFTP the file.
How it works. Step by step:
For more information see Setting up the activity
NOTE: - This activity has only been added to the following scripts.