The user can remove and insert the external storage device while the device is running; however, the user must be sure to issue the appropriate command from the command line interface (CLI). The device will continue to perform correctly if the external storage device is not available. However, if you attempt to take a system snapshot, the operation will fail and an error will be recorded in the system log. The device comes with a pre-formatted external storage device.
Note: Commercially available CF cards are not supported.If a new card is required, ensure that you contact the TippingPoint Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for a replacement.
|N/NX Platform CLI Commands|
|compact-flash format||Formats a new compact flash card that has not already been formatted according to TippingPoint guidelines.|
|compact-flash mount||Manually mounts the inserted compact flash card.|
|compact-flash unmount||Unmounts the compact flash card so that the user can remove it.|
|conf t compact-flash operation-mode authenticate||Sets the device to require authentication when a compact flash card is inserted.|
|conf t compact-flash operation-mode automount||Sets the device to automatically mount compact flash cards when inserted.|
|show compact-flash||Displays whether the compact flash is mounted, and if so, its model number, serial number, revision number, capacity, operation mode, and mount status.|
|show conf compact-flash||Shows the compact flash operation mode.|
|TPS Platform CLI Commands|
|user-disk format||Formats a new compact flash card that has not already been formatted according to TippingPoint guidelines.|
|user-disk mount||Manually mounts the inserted compact flash card.|
|user-disk unmount||Unmounts the compact flash card so that the user can remove it.|
|user-disk encryption enable/disable||Command to encrypt or decrypt the CF card.|
|show user-disk||Displays whether the compact flash is mounted, and if so, its model number, serial number, revision number, capacity, operation mode, and mount status.|
Note: Ejecting a compact flash card may fail after a 30-second timeout if the card is in use. The most common cause for failure is if a snapshot is being written to the card when the Eject command is issued.