I've got some questions to answer to potential customer:
Can Nimsoft back up network device configuration? And schedule these backups?
thank you in advance,
Custom probes have been created to do this very thing. The probe that I had developed would SSH into a device and then copy the configurations to a database. As mentioned these are not out of the box and a cost would be associated to having something created via professional services.
No nimsoft can't do that, of course you can probably write some script to do it and maybe store in the db or on the filesystem but out of the box nimsoft does not have support for this.
It could be created/configured to run a specific set of devices at specific intervals. I would say a normal session would take less than 15 seconds. You could also run it from multiple robots to split up the workload. That is the beauty of the custom probe functionality, you can build in whatever functions you need.
IntelliNet Corporation has written a probe for this exact function. We leveraged the Nimsoft API along with another set of API for some additional network functions. (ftp, ssh, etc...) It took about five total days to write in .Net. I would share it, but unfortunately it was for a professional services engagement and the customer owns the rights to the source code and probe. However, as Bryan has already mentioned, if you engage with the professional services department at Nimsoft they can help point you in the right direction to get a custom solution.
Retrieving data ...