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Devices with extremely large configurtion sizes are not being backed up in NCM using SSH / SCP


Article ID: 194720


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CA Spectrum


For some of the devices in Spectrum that have very large configurations using SSH / SCP, Spectrum is unable to capture all the configuration. How can I capture the configurations of these devices?


Need to increase the timeout settings so that entire config can be captured


Release : 10.3.x / 10.4.x

Component : Spectrum App / NCM


Make a backup of the $SPECROOT/NCM/config.xml file

Edit the $SPECROOT/NCM/config.xml file. Look for the following two lines:

    <ssh-library type="java.lang.String">mindterm</ssh-library>
    <jsch-read-datawait type="java.lang.Integer">8</jsch-read-datawait>

Change them to read as follows:

    <ssh-library type="java.lang.String">jsch</ssh-library>
    <jsch-read-datawait type="java.lang.Integer">32</jsch-read-datawait>

Kill the current running ncmservice process. processd will start a new one.

NOTE: mindterm and 8 are the default values for these two parameters. You may have to reapply these changes after an upgrade.

Additional Information

For further information please see the doc links below.

NCM Capture Options