Documentation forKiwi CatTools

Backup a device via SFTP or SCP

Your device or network security policies may require transferring of files securely over secure file transfer protocols (SFTP) or over secure copy protocols (SCP). Although CatTools does not provide a specific activity to do this (similar to the Device.Backup.TFTP activity), you may still be able to transfer using the Device.CLI.Send commands activity.

If you require an SFTP/SCP Server, you can download the SolarWinds SFTP/SCP Server from the SolarWinds website. The SolarWinds SFTP/SCP server runs as a service, but some basic configuration may be necessary to ensure the SFTP/SCP server behaves in a way that works best within your environment.

  • An SFTP/SCP Server is not the same as a file transfer protocol (FTP) server. SFTP/SCP and FTP are different protocols. You cannot connect to a SFTP/SCP server with an FTP client.
  • Not all CatTools device type scripts support SFTP/SCP transfers via the Device.CLI.Send commands activity. Some devices prompt with verification messages, for example "Address or name of remote host"; "Destination filename"; "Destination username", which may need device script updates to handle. If you find your device does not work, contact the SolarWinds Technical Support Team.