Exporting and importing configuration data

You can export the configuration data for a NAS Bridge node. You can then import the configuration data if you need to recover a failed node.

About this task

You should export NAS Bridge configuration data whenever you make configuration changes to a NAS Bridge node. Saving the configuration data can make recovering a failed node easier—if something goes wrong, you can quickly restore your settings by uploading the configuration file and importing the data to the recovered node.

Steps

  1. Click Maintenance at the top of the web page.
  2. Click Configuration Exports.
  3. To export and download the node's current configuration:
    1. Click Generate Export.
      The data is displayed in the table on the web page.
    2. Click the download icon to save the configuration file to your local workstation.
  4. To import a saved configuration file to the NAS Bridge node:
    Note: Only use the import feature as part of failure recovery, which is described in the NAS Bridge Installation and Setup Guide.
    1. Click Choose File, and select a configuration file you previously exported.
    2. Click Upload.
      The configuration file is displayed in the table on the web page.
    3. Click the import icon to update the NAS Bridge node with the configuration data.
    4. When prompted, click Yes to import the file and reboot the node.
      When you import a configuration file, the node reboots. You might receive error messages if you access the node or Management API while the system is rebooting. To avoid these errors, wait approximately 15 minutes before attempting to access the node or Management API after starting the import process.
    5. When the node has finished rebooting, log in again.
  5. To delete a configuration file, click the delete icon.