How to Back Up Your Citrix Netscaler

Here is a great write up by Sam Jacobs of the IPM Tech Dev team.

imageWhen one thinks of backing up a Netscaler, the first thing that comes to mind is the Netscaler configuration file, ns.conf. There are a number of other files, however, which are also crucial to the operation of your appliance, for example, your license file(s), SSL certificate(s), etc. At the very least, it would be time-consuming to locate, download, install and reconfigure the above in the event of an appliance failure.
Most of the above files, can be found somewhere in the /nsconfig directory hierarchy.

NSBackup will gather all critical files for you.

You may also use Citrix Command Center, http://community.citrix.com/display/ns/Citrix+Command+Center, which is available at no charge if you are licensed for any of the following:

  • Citrix Netscaler Enterprise / Platinum Editions
  • Access Gateway Enterprise Edition
  • WANScaler – all editions

Stay Safe out there!
-Carlo

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