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KACE Backup via FTP

Hello All,

I have been working on getting something put together so that we can back up the KACE system to our backup server.

I know there is a How-to for using the windows CLI FTP client but I was not having much luck with it.

I have put together a BAT file that can be called from the Windows task scheduler to pull backups every day to a location of you pick.  You can choose how long to keep the daily backups and how long to keep the monthly backups.

Remember to fill out all the variables at the top of the script for your environment.

Just thought I would share.  Any feedback would be great!

I just use the portable edition of WinSCP located here: http://winscp.net/eng/download.php

Code:

@ECHO OFF
REM Created by Marc Johnson April 5th 2014
REM Last edit April 6th 2014
REM Some code taken from http://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/2050-download-files-from-remote-server-via-winscp-shell

REM Set log file location and name
SET log=C:\Data_Bin\K1000_Backup\KACE_BACKUP.log

REM Set config file location and name
SET config=C:\Data_Bin\K1000_Backup\KACE_BACKUP.tmp

REM Set WinSCP.com file location and name
SET winscp=C:\Data_Bin\K1000_Backup\WINSCP.COM

REM Set KBOX FTP Password
SET password=

REM Set KBOX hostname or IP
SET kbox=

REM Set backup file location
SET backuplocation=C:\Data_Bin\K1000_Backup\Backups\

REM Better Logging ON (1) or OFF (0)
SET logging=0

REM How many days to keep daily backups
SET daily=5

REM How many days to keep monthly backups
SET monthly=60

REM=============================
REM No editing needed after here
REM=============================

REM Is it the first of the month if so run a monthly backup
for /F "skip=2 tokens=2-4 delims=," %%C in ('WMIC Path Win32_LocalTime Get Day /Format:csv') do set date=%%C
IF %date%==1 CALL :Month

REM Update Backup Path
SET backup=%backuplocation%%day%

Call :Config

Call :Download

REM See if config completed
IF errorlevel 1 CALL error
    ELSE
        REM Remove old Backups
        forfiles /p "%backup%" /s /d -%daily% /c "cmd /c del @FILE"
        cls
        ECHO SUCCESSFULLY COPIED KACE BACKUPS

DEL %config%
REM pause
exit

:DayOfWeek
REM Find day of the week
SET daysofweek=Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday  
for /F "skip=2 tokens=2-4 delims=," %%A in ('WMIC Path Win32_LocalTime Get DayOfWeek /Format:csv') do set daynumber=%%A  
for /F "tokens=%daynumber% delims=," %%B in ("%daysofweek%") do set day=%%B

GoTo :EOF

:Month
REM Update Backup Path
SET backup=%backuplocation%Monthly

Call :Config

Call :Download

REM See if config completed
IF errorlevel 1 CALL error
    ELSE
        REM Remove old Backups
        forfiles /p "%backup%" /s /d -%monthly% /c "cmd /c del @FILE"
        cls
        ECHO SUCCESSFULLY COPIED KACE BACKUPS

GOTO :EOF

:Config
REM Generate a config file to use for WinSCP, this avoids a second text file from needing to exist.
ECHO option batch abort > %config%
ECHO option confirm off >> %config%
ECHO open ftp://kbftp:%password%@%kbox% >> %config%
ECHO cd / >> %config%
ECHO option transfer binary >> %config%
REM I know there are sim links but WinSCP for some reason will not follow them. Maybe I have an error in config?
ECHO get *_kbox_file.tgz *_k1_dbdata.gz "%backup%\" >> %config%
ECHO close >> %config%
ECHO exit >> %config%

GOTO :EOF

:Download
REM Run WinSCP, use the temp config created above, and set log file location.
IF %logging%==1
    ECHO "=====MONTHLY BACKUP START=====" >> %log%
    "%winscp%" /console /script="%config%" /log="%log%"
    ECHO "=====MONTHLY BACKUP END=====" >> %log%
ELSE
        "%winscp%" /console /script="%config%"

DEL %config%

GoTO :EOF

:Error
cls
ECHO "ERROR COPYING KACE BACKUPS."
ECHO "=====CONFIG FILE START=====" >> %log%
ECHO %config% >> %log%
ECHO "=====CONFIG FILE END=====" >> %log%
ECHO "=====COMMAND RUN START=====" >> %log%
ECHO "%winscp%" /console /script="%config%" /log="%log%"
ECHO "=====COMMAND RUN STOP=====" >> %log%

GOTO :EOF




Comments

  • Thank you for sharing!


    Here is the linux version, doesn't do any cleanup; i.e. deleting of old files.

    ________________________
    #!/bin/bash


    USERNAME="kbftp"
    PASSWORD="----"
    SERVER="kbox"


    #create local dir to store backup
    echo "`mkdir -p /tmp/backup`"
    echo "creating directory"

    echo "FTP to get the backup files, this might take a few minutes"
    # login to remote server and grab all kbox* files
    ftp -n -i $SERVER <<EOF
    user $USERNAME $PASSWORD
    mget kbox*
    quit
    EOF

    echo "relocating the files for transport to PSC"
    #move the files we downloaded to tmp
    theDate="`date +%m-%d-%Y`"
    mkdir /somePath/$theDate
    echo "`mv kbox* /somePath/$theDate`"
    _______________________ - Jbr32 6 years ago
  • Thanks for the input!! - brunocardoso 6 years ago
  • thanks so much for sharing this! rather new at following this, but i can follow and it makes sense and when i run the winscp console line by line, it's no issue- but when i run the bat i get "the syntax of the command is incorrect" you knonw what might be causing that? thanks again! - poogene 6 years ago
  • Glad to hear that it was some help.

    I have made some changes to just using the built in FTP on Windows as I never could get the alias files to download with WINSCP.

    CODE:
    @ECHO OFF
    REM Created by Marc Johnson April 5th 2014
    REM Last edit Oct 29, 2014


    REM Set log file location and name
    SET log=C:\K1000_Backup\KACE_BACKUP.log

    REM Set config file location and name
    SET config=C:\K1000_Backup\KACE_BACKUP.tmp

    REM Set KBOX FTP Password
    SET password=

    REM Set KBOX hostname or IP
    SET kbox=kbox

    REM Set backup file location
    SET backuplocation=C:\K1000_Backup\Backups\

    REM Better Logging ON (1) or OFF (0)
    SET logging=0

    REM How many days to keep daily backups
    SET daily=5

    REM How many days to keep monthly backups
    SET monthly=60

    REM =============================
    REM No editing needed after here
    REM =============================

    REM Is it the first of the month if so run a monthly backup
    for /F "skip=2 tokens=2-4 delims=," %%C in ('WMIC Path Win32_LocalTime Get Day /Format:csv') do set date=%%C
    IF %date%==1 CALL :Month

    Call :DayOfWeek

    REM Update Backup Path
    SET backup=%backuplocation%%day%

    Call :Config

    Call :Download

    REM See if config completed
    IF errorlevel 1 CALL error
    ELSE
    REM Remove old Backups
    SET backup=%backuplocation%%day%
    forfiles /p "%backup%" /d -%daily% /c "cmd /c del @FILE"
    cls
    ECHO SUCCESSFULLY COPIED KACE BACKUPS

    DEL %config%
    REM pause
    exit

    :DayOfWeek
    REM Find day of the week
    SET daysofweek=Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
    for /F "skip=2 tokens=2-4 delims=," %%A in ('WMIC Path Win32_LocalTime Get DayOfWeek /Format:csv') do set daynumber=%%A
    for /F "tokens=%daynumber% delims=," %%B in ("%daysofweek%") do set day=%%B

    GoTo :EOF

    :Month
    REM Update Backup Path
    SET backup=%backuplocation%Monthly

    Call :Config

    Call :Download

    REM See if config completed
    IF errorlevel 1 CALL error
    ELSE
    REM Remove old Backups
    SET backup=%backuplocation%%day%
    forfiles /p "%backup%" /s /d -%monthly% /c "cmd /c del @FILE"
    cls
    ECHO SUCCESSFULLY COPIED KACE BACKUPS

    GOTO :EOF

    :Config
    REM Generate a config file to use.
    ECHO user kbftp> %config%
    ECHO %password%>> %config%
    ECHO binary>> %config%
    ECHO lcd "%backup%">> %config%
    ECHO get kbox_dbdata.gz>> %config%
    ECHO get kbox_file.tgz>> %config%
    ECHO quit >> %config%

    GOTO :EOF

    :Download
    ftp -n -s:%config% %kbox%

    DEL %config%

    GoTO :EOF

    :Error
    cls
    ECHO "ERROR COPYING KACE BACKUPS."
    ECHO "=====CONFIG FILE START=====" >> %log%
    ECHO %config% >> %log%
    ECHO "=====CONFIG FILE END=====" >> %log%
    ECHO "=====COMMAND RUN START=====" >> %log%
    ECHO ftp -n -s:%config% %kbox%
    ECHO "=====COMMAND RUN STOP=====" >> %log%

    GOTO :EOF - smalls 6 years ago
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