Bastionhost provides the configuration backup feature. You can use the feature to replicate the configurations of an existing bastion host to a new bastion host. This way, you do not need to repeat the configuration steps on the new bastion host. This topic describes how to use the configuration backup feature.

Limits

  • You can import the configurations from a bastion host that has low specifications to another bastion host that has the same specifications or a bastion host that has high specifications. For example, you can import the configurations of a bastion host that can manage 50 assets to a bastion host that can manage 200 assets. You cannot import the configurations of a bastion host that can manage 200 assets to a bastion host that can manage 50 assets.
  • You can import the configurations from a bastion host to another bastion host of the same edition. For example, you can import the configurations from a bastion host of the Basic edition to another bastion host of the Basic edition.
  • You can import the configurations from a bastion host of the low edition to a bastion host of the high edition. For example, you can import the configurations from a bastion host of the Basic edition to a bastion host of the edition.
  • You cannot import the configurations from a bastion host of the edition to a bastion host of the Basic edition.
  • You cannot export the configurations of a password change task. If you want to run a password change task on a new bastion host, you must configure the task on the new bastion host. You must terminate the password change task on an existing bastion host and keep the new password in a secure manner.

Procedure

After you purchase a new bastion host, you can export a configuration backup file of an existing bastion host to your computer by using the configuration backup feature, and upload the configuration backup file to the new bastion host. To upload the exported configuration backup file, perform the following steps:
  1. Create a configuration backup task for the existing bastion host and export the configuration backup file. For more information, see Create a configuration backup task.
  2. Upload the configuration backup file that you exported to the new bastion host. For more information, see Upload the configuration backup file.

Create a configuration backup task

  1. Log on to the Bastionhost console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click System Settings.
  3. On the System Settings page, click the Configuration Backup File tab.
  4. On the Configuration Backup File tab, click Create Configuration Backup.
    The configuration backup file of the bastion host is downloaded to your computer in the .bh format.

Upload the configuration backup file

Notice After you import the configurations to the new bastion host, the configurations of the new bastion host are overwritten. Proceed with caution.
  1. Log on to the Bastionhost console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click System Settings.
  3. On the System Settings page, click the Configuration Backup File tab.
  4. On the Configuration Backup File tab, click Upload.
    After you upload the configuration backup file, you can check whether the configurations are uploaded to the new bastion host and view the uploaded configurations.