Upload backup to server

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🛈 This script can not be used on its own but requires the base installation. See main README for details.


This script uploads binary backup (/ system backup save) and complete configuration export (/ export terse) to external server.

Sample notification

upload-backup notification

Requirements and installation

Just install the script:

$ScriptInstallUpdate upload-backup;


The configuration goes to global-config-overlay, these are the parameters:

  • BackupSendBinary: whether to send binary backup
  • BackupSendExport: whether to send configuration export
  • BackupPassword: password to encrypt the backup with
  • BackupRandomDelay: delay up to amount of seconds when run from scheduler
  • BackupUploadUrl: url to upload to
  • BackupUploadUser: username for server authentication
  • BackupUploadPass: password for server authentication

Also notification settings are required for e-mail, matrix and/or telegram.

Issues with SFTP client

The RouterOS SFTP client is picky if it comes to authentication methods. I had to disable all but password authentication on server side. For openssh edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and add a directive like this, changed for your needs:

Match User mikrotik
    AuthenticationMethods password

Usage and invocation

Just run the script:

/ system script run upload-backup;

Creating a scheduler may be an option:

/ system scheduler add interval=1w name=upload-backup on-event="/ system script run upload-backup;" start-time=09:25:00;

See also

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