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Backing up a storage system configuration

When you back up a storage system configuration, the system configuration is saved in a single file with a file name that you specify. By default, backup configuration files are created in the /etc/configs directory.

Step

  1. Enter the following command:
    config dump [-f] [-v] config_file

    -f forces the new file to override an existing backup.

    -v causes Data ONTAP to also back up a volume-specific configuration.

    config_file is the name or the path and name of the backup file you are creating.

Examples of config dump command

The following is an example of the config dump command using the default directory to back up a storage system-specific configuration to the file /etc/configs/08_02_2004.
config dump 08_02_2004

The following is an example of the config dump command with a directory that you specify.

config dump /home/users/08_02_2004