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