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You can export configuration files to a TAR archive (.TGZ) or Zip archive file. You can export an entire device group's collection of config files in an archive file format. This includes the All device group.

You can choose configuration file types, across an entire device group, for inclusion in the exported archive. Config files are treated the same regardless of the type of devices within the selected device group.

If, for example, Cisco and Juniper router devices are part of the selected device group, this operation will fetch and export the specified configuration file type from both router types along with any others supported by the appliance.

To export one or more listed configuration files, complete the following:

  1. Click the check box for the file(s) you want to export.
  2. Click the Export button in the lower right corner, then choose Export Selected. The Export Configuration Data window appears.
  3. Select the Config Type for the type of device configuration file to be placed in the exported archive. The types are as follows:

Running and Saved

Captures only the configurations that are verified by NetMRI as being both saved and currently running.

Running Only

Exports only the "running configuration" files that the chosen devices loaded upon their last startup. For example, if Cisco IOS devices are part of the selected device group, this option selects the extant Cisco running-config configuration files for inclusion in the exported archive. For Juniper routers, this option selects all current configuration files represented in the file systems from Juniper devices in the group.

Saved Only

Retrieve only Saved configuration files from all devices in the selected device group, regardless of device type.

Current Running

Export only the configuration that is currently running in each of the devices within the device group. For example, the contents in a Cisco running-config configuration file may differ from the configuration that is actually running. Essentially, this option captures only what is currently running in the configuration in each device's memory, and does not reference any of the contents of the device's file system.

  1. From the Device Group dropdown, select the desired Device Group from which configuration files are exported.
  2. To create a Change Revision file, choose Create Change Revision File. A CR.LOG text file is placed in the root folder of the archive, listing the diff operations carried out by NetMRI on the configuration files pulled from each device in the group. A separate directory of HTML-formatted diff files also is created in the archive, each of which provides a direct comparison of the changes, if any, that took place between two sequential versions of each configuration file in the export. Depending on the number of devices, creating Change Revision files can take some time to compile.


    A Change Revision file is meaningful if you choose the Running and Saved or Saved Only configurations. For Saved Only, each diff file lists the changes to each configuration file chronologically, from most recent to oldest.

    You obtain no diff results if you specify the Running Only or Current Running options with the Creating Change Revision Files option.

  3. To prevent the creation of diff files, choose Don't Create.

  4. Confirm the export. The Export Configuration window displays an event listing for all of the configuration files it has accessed. NetMRI packages the files and displays a Successfully Packaged Configuration Data message.
  5. To save the archive on a local hard disk or another location, click Download File. A standard Windows browser dialog box appears to open or save the file.

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