Perform the following steps for backing up a VMware Telco Cloud Automation deployment.


Note: You can perform this operation only on a non-airgap deployment.


  1. Log in to the appliance management interface: <https://tca-cp-ip-or-fqdn:9443>.
  2. Navigate to Administration > Troubleshooting > Backup & Restore.
  3. (Optional) Set up an FTP server for uploading the backup file:
    1. Click the FTP server setting tab.
    2. Click Add.
      Note: The best practice to use a Linux-based OpenSSH host for file transfer operations.
    3. Enter the FTP server information and click Save.
    Note: Ensure that the backup directory path you provide is unique for every VMware Telco Cloud Automation appliance instance.
  4. From the Backup & Restore tab, click Generate.
    The backup operation begins.
  5. After the backup is complete, download the backup file to disk or to an FTP/SFTP endpoint. Click Download.