Did you mean to say "updates" or "backups"? We were planning on writing some scripts to login to Mikrotik devices to download their backup file but after realizing that most of the ISP's I know are using static IP's on their Mikrotik devices, I think the backup-to-email method is the way to go. What we are going to do is issue http://www.ISPBuddy.com members their own unique e-mail address to configure in their Mikrotik devices. Then, when ISP Buddy receives the backup files, it will archive them in the member's account for the time specified by the member. This way, the member will always have daily backups for all of their Mikrotik devices and the files will be stored offsite in a secure environment and accessible 24/7/365 via any Internet connection.
One thing that we are able to do with StarOS devices that I have not yet figured out how to do with Mikrotik devices is the real-time editing of configuration files. The ISP Buddy system will allow you to select the StarOS device and file type you would like to edit and then the system will login to the device and download the file specified (for instance, cbq.txt). The file's contents are then displayed in an editable textarea field where you can make the necessary changes (via your browser without having to use StarUtil or SSH) and then save, upload and activate the changes on the StarOS device. We would like to offer this same functionality for Mikrotik users but have not yet figured out how to accomplish it. Does Mikrotik allow you to write configuration settings to a plain text file or are all files saved as binary and not editable outside Mikrotik? Shannon D. Denniston, Co-Founder KyWiFi, LLC - Mt. Sterling, Kentucky "Your Hometown Broadband Provider" http://www.KyWiFi.com Call Us Today: 859.274.4033 =========================== $29.99 DSL High Speed Internet $14.99 Home Phone Service $19.99 All Digital Satellite TV - No Phone Line Required for DSL - FREE Activation & Equipment - Affordable Upfront Pricing - Locally Owned & Operated - We Also Service Most Rural Areas =========================== ----- Original Message ----- From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "'WISPA General List'" <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 10:45 PM Subject: RE: [WISPA] Automating Mikrotik Backups Has anybody taken this a step further and set up some type of automated “ftp” or something more secure to download new updates? Dan Metcalf Wireless Broadband Systems HYPERLINK "http://www.wbisp.com"www.wbisp.com 781-566-2053 ext 6201 1-888-wbsystem (888) 927-9783 HYPERLINK "mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]"[EMAIL PROTECTED] support: HYPERLINK "mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]"[EMAIL PROTECTED] _____ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Scott Reed Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 9:51 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Automating Mikrotik Backups /system backup save name=MS1; /tool e-mail send to="[EMAIL PROTECTED]" subject=([/system identity get name] . "Backup") server=10.10.10.10 file=MS1.backup Put these in a script and schedule the script as often as you want. I have all my routers email me on Thursday night. 10.10.10.10 needs to be your mail server address. Scott Reed Owner NewWays Wireless Networking Network Design, Installation and Administration HYPERLINK "http://www.nwwnet.net/" \nwww.nwwnet.net ---------- Original Message ----------- From: "KyWiFi LLC" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 16:28:52 -0400 Subject: [WISPA] Automating Mikrotik Backups > Does Mikrotik have a method of backing up its settings > like is done with the StarOS StarUtil commands? If so, > what are the commands? I'm wanting to make sure we > automate this much needed task with HYPERLINK "http://www.ispbuddy.com/" \nhttp://www.ISPBuddy.com > which will allow automated nightly backups to our remote > storage facility. > > Shannon D. Denniston, Co-Founder > KyWiFi, LLC - Mt. Sterling, Kentucky > "Your Hometown Broadband Provider" > HYPERLINK "http://www.kywifi.com/" \nhttp://www.KyWiFi.com > Call Us Today: 859.274.4033 > =========================== > $29.99 DSL High Speed Internet > $14.99 Home Phone Service > $19.99 All Digital Satellite TV > - No Phone Line Required for DSL > - FREE Activation & Equipment > - Affordable Upfront Pricing > - Locally Owned & Operated > - We Also Service Most Rural Areas > =========================== -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/