Is it possible to auto-back up the configuration file to the FTP sever on a Huawei switch? [Q&A]

Latest reply: Aug 9, 2018 13:11:53 2066 2 0 0

This post answers the question: 'is it possible to auto-backup the configuration file to the FTP sever on a Huawei switch?' Please see below for more details.

Huawei switches have the below command to auto-back up the configuration file. The command is this one:

<HUAWEI> system-view

[*HUAWEI] configuration file auto-save ///enable configuration file auto-save function.

[*HUAWEI] configuration file auto-save backup-to-server server transport-type sftp user admin1234 password Helloworld@6789  ///enable backup function.

This command is just a example, you can change it according your situation.


Here you raised a new question “Regarding procedures to restore from acquired files”, do currently customer also want to restore from a specific files?


I think you just need to upload the configuration file to device, then set the next startup configuration.

<HUAWEI> startup saved-configuration newcfg.cfg

After this, just reboot the device.

You can refer to the below link to get more details:


Please pay attention to the precautions firstly before you configure this command; you must enable 'configuration file auto-save'.



Before using this command, run the configuration file auto-save command and enable FTP, SFTP, or TFTP on the server. Otherwise, the configuration file auto-save backup-to-server command does not take effect. The system cancels the operation of periodically saving the configuration file in the following scenarios:

·       The configuration file is being written;

·       The LPU is recovering the configuration;

·       The CPU usage is high.


The below link is for the command 'configuration file auto-save':

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MVE Created Jun 3, 2018 13:54:04 Helpful(0) Helpful(0)

useful document, thanks
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Created Aug 9, 2018 13:11:53 Helpful(0) Helpful(0)


The command is not working for me...?
Version 5.170
HUAWEI S6720-30C-EI-24S-AC

I preferd to have a backup of the saved-configuration every 12h and after every save command
in .cfg format. Is there a solution for that?

Thank you
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