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    Hi.

    I've installed 2 Isa servers + CSS server that work in NLB.

    After making changes to the rules in the CSS server I needed to back the rules.
    I used the Export option and everything went fine.

    Now came the need to make an automated backup of the rules since it is constantly changing (big company, tons of rules)

    I've googled and googled but didn't find any built option.
    also found 2 or 3 scripts, none of them did the work.

    Any suggestions?

    Poly.

  • #2
    Re: automating Isa rules backup?

    Cannot be done by design.
    however, with scripting it schould be possible for example:

    http://blogs.isaserver.org/shinder/2...tion-settings/

    Also you could try the ImportExport.vbs script deliverd with the CD. This should work.

    However, try to make a firewall as static as possible.
    Tons of rules won't make it simple either or faster.
    Keep the rulebase as simple and short as possible.

    Edit:
    another link:
    http://forums.isaserver.org/Automate...2017454/tm.htm
    Last edited by Dumber; 29th August 2007, 14:30.
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Re: automating Isa rules backup?

      Hi,

      Tried the ImportExport.vbs

      keep getting "ImportExport.vbs(40, 5) FPC.Root.1: The system cannot find the file specified"

      searching on it on the net, but as a person that don't really understands scripts I'm a bit lost...

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      • #4
        Re: automating Isa rules backup?

        probably you're missing some switches..
        I haven't a testmachine on hand right now.

        http://www.isaserver.org/pages/newsl.../march2005.asp
        --Importexport.vbs

        This script exports the configuration of the array object of an ISA Server computer to a specified XML file or imports the configuration in a specified XML file to array object of the ISA Server computer. The following two parameters must be included on the command line:

        The letter "e" or "i" to indicate whether the configuration will be exported or imported.
        The name of the XML file.
        Marcel
        Technical Consultant
        Netherlands
        http://www.phetios.com
        http://blog.nessus.nl

        MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
        "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

        "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
        "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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        • #5
          Re: automating Isa rules backup?

          Hello,

          Problem solved.
          I run the ImportExport.vbs script on the CSS server and kept getting the FPC.Root.1 error...

          Finally I've moved the script to one of the ISA servers and it runs perfectly there.

          I don't understand why the script can't run on the CSS server since it is the server that holds the configuration...

          10x anyway

          Poly.
          Last edited by poly; 30th August 2007, 10:15.

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          • #6
            Re: automating Isa rules backup?

            thnx for posting back
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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