Example: Configuration Synchronization

With Configuration Synchronization you can maintain configuration data on a separate system and sync it to your Appliance. This example walks through the process of setting up Configuration Synchronization and syncing data to your appliance.

  1. Generate a public key so you can configure SCP to transfer files to your appliance.
  2. Create and maintain a file with the proper filename and syntax for the configuration data you want to maintain.
  3. Transfer the file using a command-line SCP utility to your appliance over port 1232, as the sophosscp user.
    For example:
     scp -q -i <private key> -P 1232 <filename> sophosscp@<appliance>:  
    You must use a command-line SCP utility instead and not a GUI application such as WinSCP. The -r option is not supported.
    If there is a problem with the formatting or syntax of your configuration file, you will get a syntax error on the command line once the file has uploaded.
  4. Optionally, you can upload an empty file to overwrite an existing file you have transfered to the appliance using SCP.
    The empty file should look exactly like this:
    # <EMPTY FILE>
    It must contain the # symbol, followed by a space and then <EMPTY FILE> in all caps, including the angle brackets