You use the appliance management interface to create a backup file.

This operation backs up the following information:
  • Inventory data
  • Configuration files
  • Certificates
  • System UUID

The backup file is saved in the tar.gz format.


  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. (Optional) Configure a backup schedule:
    Note: The best practice is to schedule Daily backups. Restoring from backup files that are more than two days old is not supported due to potential inventory changes from the backup time to present.
    1. Click the Scheduling tab.
    2. Click Add.
      The scheduling window appears.
    3. Select the Backup Frequency.
    4. Enter the hour and minute of the backup.
    5. Click Save.
  5. Click the Backup and Restore tab.
  6. Click Generate.

    If a backup schedule is configured, the system creates the backup file at the scheduled time.

  7. For manual backups, save the backup file:

    If you have scheduled backups, the system automatically generates the backup file at the scheduled time and saves the file to the FTP server.

    • To save the generated file to an FTP server, select the box Upload to server .
    • To download the generated file to the client browsing system, click Download.