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Back up a config manually

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Before you make a change to a config, SolarWinds recommends that you back up the config in case the change is unsuccessful. If the change is unsuccessful, you can revert to the version you backed up. Configs monitored by NCM are scheduled to automatically back up each night. You can use that schedule or you can schedule a back up job to run at any time.

SolarWinds recommends the following best practices:

  • For configurations that change daily, schedule a daily backup of the config.
  • Use the real-time change detection feature to automatically back up configs when a change is made.
  • At a minimum, back up configs weekly.

For the purposes of this guide, and so that you do not have to wait until the nightly backup job has run, you can manually back up a config.

The following example backs up the running and the startup config for the Tex-3750.aus.lab router.

  1. Click My Dashboard > Configs > Configuration Management.
  2. Select the device with the configs you want to back up.
  3. Click Download > Running.

    File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/NCM/Getting_Started_Guide/Getting-Started-MindTouch/040/020/ncm_gs_download_running.png

  4. Click Download > Startup.

    File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/NCM/Getting_Started_Guide/Getting-Started-MindTouch/040/020/ncm_gs_download_startup.png

  5. To verify the config was backed up, click the Transfer Status tab and view the Status column.

    File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/NCM/Getting_Started_Guide/Getting-Started-MindTouch/040/020/ncm_gs_verify_config_download.png

 

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