How to make a backup of a probe configuration?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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I need to backup my probe configuration so that if there is a problem I can redeploy them again quickly.
How do I do this?


Most probe store all of their configuration in a .cfg file that is located in the probe directory.



usually backing up all of the .cfg on a system will provide you with what you need.


NOTE: Support STRONGLY suggest backing up the entire <nimsoft> directory as how probes handle configuration can change over time.


One method to quickly backup your configurations so they can easily be re-deployed is to create a configuration only Archive Package:



Drag and drop the specific probe to the archive in infrastructure manager
Ensure 'configuration only' is ticked as below

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Change the name to easily identify the config file and hit ok
This file can then be deployed over an existing probe to apply the saved config

A Third option is to follow the attached article to store your configuration in a database: