Using a Public Key for SFTP Transfer
Download the public key on the Vocera Platform, and then
save the key to the authorized_keys file on the remote storage server.
Select Set Automatic Backup in the System
The Setup an automatic backup page displays.
Click Download Public Key in the Setup an automatic
The id_dsa.pub key file appears in the system's
On the server where you wish to store the backup files, use the command line
program to navigate to the home directory for the user who will manage SFTP
Locate the user's .ssh folder: /home/username/.ssh
If needed, create an .ssh folder for the SFTP backups on the remote server as
Navigate to /home/user.
Execute the following command line: ssh-keygen –t
Press the Enter key twice to create the .ssh
Save the public key to the authorized_keys file on the
remote storage server, as follows:
On the remote storage server, execute the following command:
sudo nano .ssh/authorized_keys
Navigate to the Vocera system's Download folder, then open and copy the
contents of the downloaded public key file:
Paste the contents of id_dsa.pub into the
Paste the contents on only one line, and do not allow breaks between
Save and close the authorized_keys file.
Next, configure the SFTP Backup
settings in Automatic Backups to enable the system backup file transfer. Refer to Configuring an SFTP Transfer of a Backup