How to Backup Cisco WLC Configuration

Backing up the configuration on a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller is not the same as Cisco IOS “copy startup-config”.  I will show you how to do it with the GUI and CLI.

GUI: WLC > Commands > Upload File (Upload file from Controller) to your PC.

Press the Upload button to begin the backup.

Configuration saved on PC using Solarwinds TFTP Server

CLI

(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload mode tftp
(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload datatype config
(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload filename wlc-backup-2018
(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload path .
(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload serverip 192.168.49.130
!
(Cisco Controller) >transfer upload start 

Mode............................................. TFTP  
TFTP Server IP................................... 192.168.49.130
TFTP Path........................................ ./
TFTP Filename.................................... wlc-backup-2018
Data Type........................................ Config File 
Encryption....................................... Disabled

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***  WARNING: Config File Encryption Disabled  ***
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Are you sure you want to start? (y/N) y

TFTP Config transfer starting.

File transfer operation completed successfully.

 

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