Sep 9 2012

Mikrotik Configuration Management.

Configuration Backup can be used to save MikroTik RouterOS configuration to a binary file, which can be stored on the router or downloaded from it using FTP for future use.
The configuration restore can be used for restoring the router’s configuration, exactly as it was at the backup creation moment, from a backup file.

The restoration procedure assumes the configuration is restored on the same router, where the backup file was originally created, so it will create partially broken configuration if the hardware has been changed.

Configuration Export can be used for dumping out complete or partial MikroTik RouterOS configuration to the console screen or to a text file, which can be downloaded from the router using FTP protocol.

The configuration dumped is actually a batch of commands that add (without removing the existing configuration) the selected configuration to a router.
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