How To: Taking and Restoring ASDM Backups on Cisco ASAs

By February 14, 2019Blog, Cisco, Networking
Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher Screenshot

It’s easy to get a full backup of an ASA by using ASDM and there are advantages of this method over using CLI. Here’s a walkthrough of how to obtain a full backup and a list of the advantages.

Pulling the Backup

Step One: Open up the Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher and log into your ASA device.

Step Two: Navigate to Tools > Backup Configurations and you will see this screen:ASDM Backup Configuration screenshots

Step Three: Name the file and pick a place to save it on your local computer.

Step Four: Click Backup and wait for the confirmation message, it will look like this. Note: the default secret key password is cisco, cisco if you haven’t customized it.ASDM Backup Confirmation message

Step Five: Keep the backup in case it is needed.

Restoring the ASA Using the ASDM Backup

Step One: In ASDM, navigate to Tools > Restore Configurationsore ASDM Configuration to ASA

Step Two: Select the zip file backup created and follow the prompts.

Alison Wallick, PEI

 

Other Networking Basics:

Upgrading ASA and ASDM Images

Setting up SSH and Local Authentication 

Adding and Removing Devices from the Meraki Dashboard

Setting Up New Meraki Access Points

Upgrading an ASA ROMMON Version

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