Feedback on Backup and Recovery — Making Backups in the GUI
1) note about the possibility of restoring from a pre-2.5 encrypted backup but not vice versa;
2) command line to decrypt the backup manually:
pre-2.5: `grep -v "config.xml" config-encrypted.xml | base64 -d | openssl enc -d -aes-256-cbc -out dencryptedfile.xml -pass pass:<PASSWORD> -salt -md md5`
2.5: `grep -v "config.xml" config-encrypted.xml | base64 -d | openssl enc -d -aes-256-cbc -out dencryptedfile.xml -pass pass:<PASSWORD> -salt -md sha256 -pbkdf2`
#1 Updated by Jim Pingle 4 months ago
Unless I'm misreading the intent here, the first note (point 1) is irrelevant. It has never been possible to restore a new config to an older system. Doesn't matter if it's encrypted or not. Thus, it's not necessary to mention that the new encryption method cannot be read by older systems.
Would be OK to note the commands to manually decrypt the configuration, though, so I'll leave this open for that.
#2 Updated by Jim Pingle 4 months ago
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Added section on encrypted backups with the commands:
#4 Updated by Jim Pingle 2 months ago
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I added a section on backup compatibility with explains in more detail about what can/cannot be restored between versions and so on.