Installing Netvisor ONE and Initial Configuration > Modifying and Upgrading Software > Exporting Configurations Using Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)
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Exporting Configurations Using Secure Copy Protocol (SCP)
The SCP is a network protocol based on the BSD RCP protocol supporting file transfers between hosts on a network. SCP uses Secure Shell (SSH) for data transfer and uses the same mechanisms for authentication, and ensures the authenticity and confidentiality of the data in transit. A client uploads files to a server, optionally including basic attributes such as permissions or timestamps. Clients also download files or directories from a server. SCP runs over TCP port 22 by default. Like RCP, no RFC defines the specifics of the protocol.
In Netvisor ONE, the CLI prompts for a password when you provide the upload-server option.
During the software upgrade process, Netvisor ONE exports the switch configuration and moves it to a shared directory. Access the exported configuration archive from all boot environments. Netvisor ONE exports the configuration before the start of the software upgrade.
Netvisor ONE stores a maximum of three configuration archives on the switch and deletes older configurations.
New parameters in Netvisor ONE support this feature:
CLI (network-admin@Leaf1)>switch-config-export
 
export-file switch-config export-file
Specify the name of the file to export.
upgrade-location-mappings
upgrade-location-mappings-string
Specify the upgrade location mappings.
Specify any of the following options:
upload-server upload-server-string
Specify the name of the upload server.
server-password server-password-string
Specify the password for the upload server.
If you specify an upload server and password, Netvisor ONE prompts you for that information when you execute the software-upgrade command.