Backup / Restore question

Discussion in 'TinyPEAP Firmware' started by scaron, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. scaron

    scaron Network Guru Member

    Is there a universal way on a WRT54 or WRT54GS to create a backup copy of nvram and restore it later?

    Something along the lines (on my WRT54GS V1.0 unit):

    dd /if=/dev/mtdblock/3 bs=1k count=128 skip=96 | gzip - > /tmp/backup

    and then download from the tinyPEAP or Administration web page

    Same web page could upload configuration, unzip, dd to nvram and reboot for restore.

  2. tinyPEAP

    tinyPEAP Network Guru Member

    Saving/Loading of the configration is something done on different versions of wrt54g firmware already.
    Back-porting process does not seem too bad and I may try whenever I get some free time.

    However, our highest priority at the moment is to improve the
    internal code of tinyPEAP.
    This, we think, can be more beneficial for the tinyPEAP users overall.

    We thank you very much for all the suggestions and reports though. :)

  3. scaron

    scaron Network Guru Member

    Heavy sigh ... I must think before posting ... ;-)

    OK, here is take two:

    Is there a way to save the tinyPEAP configuration and restore it later.

    That includes: the certificates, the user directory, RADIUS configuration et al.

    This would allow, for example, moving from a WRT54G to a WRT54GS without having to issue new certificates to existing users.

    (This is definitely tinyPEAP oriented :)

  4. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    you might have some hardware problems. due to the fact that you are taking the saved config fomr one router to another.

    i dont think that hte config will save the the certificates. it might save the radius config
  5. scaron

    scaron Network Guru Member

    Heavy sigh again ... ;-)

    OK, I see that the words "tinyPEAP configuration" might be interpreted as the hardware configuration as a whole.

    Here is take 3:

    Is there a way to save the PEAP server configuration (peapd_users, peapd_embed, peapd_private_key, peapd_certificate, peapd_config, certificate, ca_certificate as well as any other significant variable not listed here) and restore it to a diferent unit?

    This is a hardware independent question, although I did formulate take 1 this way. I'm so sorry ... ;-)

  6. tinyPEAP

    tinyPEAP Network Guru Member


    All the tinyPEAP configuration is independent of the platform.
    and adding 'save' and 'load' buttons for tinyPEAP configuration does not seem too bad at all.

    I will try to have it implemented for our next release.
    I just can't promise the date for the reason stated above.

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