ansible.netcommon.cli_backup module – Back up device configuration from network devices over network_cli

Note

This module is part of the ansible.netcommon collection (version 6.1.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install ansible.netcommon.

To use it in a playbook, specify: ansible.netcommon.cli_backup.

New in ansible.netcommon 4.2.0

Synopsis

  • This module provides platform agnostic way of backing up text based configuration from network devices over network_cli connection plugin.

Note

This module has a corresponding action plugin.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

defaults

boolean

The defaults argument will influence how the running-config is collected from the device. When the value is set to true, the command used to collect the running-config is append with the all keyword. When the value is set to false, the command is issued without the all keyword.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

dir_path

path

This option provides the path ending with directory name in which the backup configuration file will be stored. If the directory does not exist it will be first created and the filename is either the value of filename or default filename as described in filename options description. If the path value is not given in that case a backup directory will be created in the current working directory and backup configuration will be copied in filename within backup directory.

filename

string

The filename to be used to store the backup configuration. If the filename is not given it will be generated based on the hostname, current time and date in format defined by <hostname>_config.<current-date>@<current-time>

Notes

Note

  • This module is supported on ansible_network_os network platforms. See the :ref:`Network Platform Options <platform_options>` for details.

Examples

- name: configurable backup path
  ansible.netcommon.cli_backup:
    filename: backup.cfg
    dir_path: /home/user

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

backup_path

string

The full path to the backup file

Returned: always

Sample: "/playbooks/ansible/backup/hostname_config.2016-07-16@22:28:34"

Authors

  • Kate Case (@Qalthos)