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Home > Success Center > Network Configuration Manager (NCM) > NCM Documentation > NCM 7.9 Administrator Guide > Common tasks > Schedule daily backups of config files

Schedule daily backups of config files

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Updated September 19, 2018

SolarWinds NCM installs an example job that downloads the configuration files nightly for all nodes in the database. You can modify the example for your specific needs, or you can create a new job.

  1. Click My Dashboards >  Network Configuration > Jobs.
  2. Click Create New Job.
  3. Name the job, and select Download Configs from Devices from Job Type.
  4. Select the Schedule Type. If you are creating an Advanced schedule, use the five fields to create an appropriate cron expression.
  5. Add a comment if this job relates to a business rule, and click Next.
  6. Select the nodes to target with this job, and click Next.
  7. Select an email notification option, and click Next. If you click Email > Results, the default Email Notification Settings and SMTP Server Settings are populated. These settings can be overridden in each job.
  8. Select the configuration types you want to download, select the send config change notifications, and click Next.
  9. Review the settings for the job, and click Finish.

 

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