nvram-backup -l|-c|-d -M|-S [-fvx] [-m MODULE] [-s SLOT] FILES

Copies files between a module’s NVRAM and a smartcard, allowing the files to be backed up and restored.

Option Description

Action selection

-c, --copy

Copies files.

-d, --delete

Deletes files (from the module only).

-l, --list

Lists files.

Transfer direction

-M, --from-module

Backs up files from the module to the smartcard or list the files on the module.

-S, --from-smartcard

Restores files from the smartcard to the module or lists the files on the smartcard.

General options

-f, --force

Forces the operation. Otherwise, nvram-backup prompts before deleting or overwriting a file.


Doesn’t print file length for --list.

-x, --hex

Uses hex notation for filename glob patterns.

Option to address HSMs

-m, --module=MODULE

Read files and cards from module MODULE.
If you only have one module, <MODULE> is 1.
Default: 1.

-s, --slot=SLOT

Reads files from or writes files to slot SLOT.
Default: 0.
This must be a local slot.
This option is not required for listing or deleting files on a module.

Help options

-h, --help

Displays help for nvram-backup.

-u, --usage

Displays a brief usage summary for nvram-backup.

-v, --verbose

Prints verbose output for nvram-backup.

-V, --version

Displays the version number of the Security World Software that deploys nvram-backup.