Listing backup files on the sftp server

You can list the available backup files on the sftp server.


  • Run the following command to connect to the management subsystem as the API Connect administrator.
    ssh ip_address -l apicadm
  • Select Yes to continue connecting, and once connected, get necessary credentials:
    sudo -i
  • Authenticate by using the sftp key:
    kubectl exec $POD -n <namespace> -- bash -c "/sftp/ -L -H $HOST -u $USERNAME -k /sshd/sftp-key -d $DIRECTORY"
  • Alternatively, authenticate using username/password:
    kubectl exec $POD -n <namespace> -- bash -c "/sftp/ -L -H $HOST -u $USERNAME -p $PASSWORD -d $DIRECTORY"
  • Alternatively, if running within the interactive shell of the Backup and Restore Pod:
    /sftp/ -L -H $HOST -u $USERNAME -k /sshd/sftp-key -d $DIRECTORY
    /sftp/ -L -H $HOST -u $USERNAME -p $PASSWORD -d $DIRECTORY


$ /sftp/ -L -H $HOST -u $USERNAME -k /sshd/sftp-key -d $DIRECTORY
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root           90 Aug 26 09:21 .
drwxrwxrwt   10 root     root          198 Aug 26 09:45 ..
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root     13092333 Aug 26 08:56 20200826-154646F.tgz
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root     18703758 Aug 26 09:10 20200826-160010F.tgz
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root     24318561 Aug 26 09:21 20200826-161301F.tgz

These files correspond to the IDs of mgmtb backup instances.

What to do next

Downloading backup files from an sftp server