Backup pfsense (via SSH) using ONE script
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I've finally gotten around to writing a Python Fabric script that logs into my pfsense instances via SSH, generates a backup and pulls that back via SFTP.
#!/usr/bin/python # # Designed and tested on pfsense v2.2 # import urllib2, base64, getpass, json, re, sys, os from fabric.api import * from datetime import datetime # myname = ('root') # NOTE: pfsense uses root user that has same password as admin - required for sftp file access theList = ['pfsense1.company.com','pfsense2.company.com'] # i = datetime.now() now_is = i.strftime('%Y%m%d-%H%M%S') today_is = i.strftime('%Y%m%d') print now_is # print ('') print ('Username is ' + myname) pw = getpass.getpass() print ('') # how_many = len(theList) # print("This will backup " + str(how_many) + " systems:\n") print (theList) print ('') # env.user = myname env.hosts = theList env.password = pw # #@parallel(pool_size=5) # # generate the backup file on the pfsense system itself, this will take some time def generate_and_pull_backup(): env.warn_only = True # run( "8", shell=False ) backup_command_output = run( "/etc/rc.create_full_backup", shell=False ) # parse the output of the create_full_backup command file_generated_full_path = backup_command_output.rsplit(None, 1)[-1] filename_generated = file_generated_full_path.split('/')[-1] # pull the backup home to me get("%s" % file_generated_full_path,"./my_pfsense_backups/%s/%s-%s" % (today_is,env.host,filename_generated)) # NOTE: configs can be restored via /etc/rc.restore_full_backup # # delete config backup just generated so disk does not fill run( "rm -f %s" % file_generated_full_path, shell=False ) # if __name__ == '__main__': execute(generate_and_pull_backup)
For more info you can view my blog that has other Fabric examples: http://paklids.blogspot.com/2015/09/backup-pfsense-firewall-via-ssh-using.html
Oh, and be sure to enable secure shell in System>Advanced on all the pfsense systems that you would like to connect to.