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After setting up the devices, the first operation that would be performed is backing up the device configuration. Backup could be done anytime on demand for a single device or a group of devices in bulk. It can also be automated by creating scheduled tasks.
The backedup configuration files are stored in the DeviceExpert database in encrypted form. The configuration can be viewed from the "Device Details" page in the GUI.
Before proceeding to backup device configuration, you should have provided credentials for the device. The credentials should be valid so that the DeviceExpert is able to communicate with the device.
Go to "Inventory" >> "All Devices" >> Select the device or devices whose configuration has to be backedup
Click the button "Backup Config"
Once backup is over, the status will be marked as "Backedup" with a green tick mark. If the operation fails, a red cross mark is displayed.
(1) Backedup version will be stored in DeviceExpert only if there is a difference between currently available configuration in the device and the previously backedup version. Otherwise, it is not stored
(2) When the Backup operation fails, you can find the reason why it failed, by clicking the status of the operation in the inventory page - that is, by clicking the link "Backup Failed' present under the column 'Operation' in the inventory. Alternatively, you can click the same link in the under the column 'Error Info' in 'Operation Audit' page
You can automate device configuration backup by creating schedules. The backup can be generated at periodic intervals. Refer to scheduled tasks section for more details.
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