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Cisco WAAS

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Jun 28, 2016

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Outlined below is a process to enable the backup of the database from a Cisco WAAS.


The general procedure used may be modified for other devices which also create a local backup file which then needs to be transferred to the host machine.


The process involves running two external scripts from the Device.CLI.Send commands activity:

  • The first script creates the backup file and stores the filename in a scripting dictionary for use later.
  • The second script issues commands to FTP the file to the local machine. (It relies on the host machine running it's own FTP server.)


The two scripts can be found at


The files should be copied into the UserScripts folder in the main CatTools folder. (You may need to create this folder)


The Cisco WAAS should be added to CatTools as a new device using the Cisco.Switch.IOS script.


A new Device.CLI.Send Commands activity should be created and the following lines added to the list of commands on the Options panel.


%ctRunExternalScript("C:\Program Files\CatTools3\UserScripts\WAASDumpName.txt","cms database backup")

%ctRunExternalScript("C:\Program Files\CatTools3\UserScripts\FTPCopyWAASDump.txt","<ftpHostname> <ftpUsername> admin_backup <ftpPassword> mypassword <ftpFileDirectory> backup.dump")


Note that the items in bold will need to be changed to the correct values for your FTP server.


The scripts themselves are well commented and could form the basis for further user customisation.

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