Node and Cluster Restore

Starting with GigaVUE‑FM 3.2, backup files are text based and binary format. GigaVUE‑FM restores the device configurations in binary format and allows you to view the configurations in text format. During the restore process, the commands listed in the configuration file are executed. If any error occur during the restore process, the text-based file makes it possible to edit the file and attempt to restore the configuration again by uploading and applying the modified file.

When restoring clusters, you can modify the file before uploading and applying it to the cluster. However, the modified file must have the same name as the backup file that was downloaded. If you change the file name, GigaVUE‑FM will reject the file during the upload operation. The configuration file is applied to the current leader leader in clustering node relationship (formerly master) in a cluster and this node could be a different node than the one when the backup was done.


■   GigaVUE‑FM does not support the restore operation if the cluster name changes. The cluster name should have the same name at the time of the restore operation as it did at the time of the backup operation.
■   Text-based and Binary format backed up configurations created directly on the node, using either the CLI or H-VUE, are also available for restoring from the GigaVUE‑FM.
■   In the Device Restore process, leader preferences for the cluster are only updated to the leader after restoring; they are not propagated to any of the standby nodes.