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Storage system configuration backup and cloning

The configuration backup operation of the storage system stores the system's configuration information in a file with a name you specify. The configuration backup file enables you to restore the storage system configuration in case of disasters or emergencies. Configuration cloning enables you to clone the configuration of an existing storage system to a new system.

When you back up a storage system configuration, the following files are backed up for the storage system and the default vFiler unit (vfiler0):
If you have configured vFiler units, when you back up the configuration of a vFiler unit, the following files in the vFiler units are backed up:

vFiler configuration is backed up or restored only for the vFiler unit on which the config dump or config restore command is run.