It is best practice to create a backup of the UCS file for each device in your
network, including the BIG-IQ system itself) on a regular basis and before performing a
software upgrade. The UCS file backup provides your network with added stability in the
event that a system needs to be restored.
Log in to BIG-IQ System with your administrator user name and password.
At the top of the screen, click Configuration.
Hover on the Backups panel header, click the + sign when it appears, and then click Add Backup.
In the Name and Description
fields, type a file name and description to identify this UCS backup file.
The file name you define in the Name field must include
the extension .ucs.
From the Device list, select the device for which you
want to create the UCS file backup.
If you want to include the SSL private keys in the backup file, select the
Include Private Keys check box.
To encrypt the backup file, select the Encrypt Backup
Files check box.
Click the Create button
To view the status of the backup or change its description, click the gear
This UCS backup file is now available for restoration.