Configuration of a router is often a task which costs a fair amount of time. Therefore it is often useful to keep several backups of the entire configuration partition. The script below takes a backup of the
/config partition of an Ubiquiti Edgerouter and uploads it to a FTP server.
Install the script files in
/config/user-data, then register it with the task scheduler:
set system task-scheduler task daily-backup executable path /config/user-data/config-backup set system task-scheduler task daily-backup interval 1d
Make sure that
/config/user-data/config-backup is marked as executable!
chmod +x /config/user-data/config-backup
How it works
The script works as follows:
- Tar the
- Upload the archive to an FTP server.
- Clean up older uploaded archives from the FTP server.
date command in EdgeOS is too limited to create a date in format YYYY-MM-DD and cannot calculate dates, we use an external helper script in Perl (which is by default installed on EdgeOS) to create a date string.