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1502 - Verifying NIOS Grid backup configuration


The systems team has requested that you verify all NIOS Grid configuration is being backed up on a regular schedule to the remote server Please verify every Grid Member is backing up its configuration and data.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 15 to 20 minutes






Grid Manager UI




  • Grid Admin access

Course References

  • 1001: NIOS Grid Overview

  • 1002: Using the NIOS Grid Manager UI

Lab Initiation

Access jump-desktop

Once the lab is deployed, you can access the virtual machines required to complete this lab activity. To initiate the lab, click on the jump-desktop tile and login to the Linux UI:

Username: training

Password: infoblox

Initiate lab

To initiate the lab, double-click the Launch Lab icon on the Desktop.

Launch Lab

Launch Lab

Choose the lab number from the list and click OK.

After clicking OK, you will see a pop-up message with a brief description of the lab task. If the description looks correct, click Yes to continue lab initiation.

Lab initiation will take a couple of minutes to finish.

Once complete, you will see another pop-up message with the login credentials and the URL for the Grid Manager’s User Interface. Note that the credentials may differ from those from prior labs.

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Task 1: Verifying Grid backup configuration

Login to the GM web interface and verify the Grid configuration and data are being regularly backed up to the remote server

Task 2: Verifying member backup configurations

Login to the GM web interface and verify that each Grid Member is on the same backup schedule, sending backups to the same remote server


Task 1 Solution: Verifying Grid backup configuration

Login to the GM web interface and examine the service status of the member visually.

  1. Login to NIOS GM web interface

  2. Navigate to GridGrid Manager

  3. From the Toolbar, choose Grid Backup Schedule Backup

If backups have been configured to a remote server, the operation should show the backup destination and protocol used for file transfer. Here, backups have not been configured. We can double-check by switching between the different protocols available for file transfer out of NIOS and check whether the configuration is present for TFTP, FTP or SCP. Screenshots below show configuration for each of the 3 supported protocols:

  • TFTP

  • FTP

  • SCP

Task 2 Solution: Verifying member backup configurations

Members do not have the ability to back up their databases individually. The GM holds the Grid Database, which is comprised of all member databases and configurations. One NIOS Grid, one backup file.

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