The configuration export can be used for dumping out MikroTik RouterOS configuration to the console screen or to a text (script) file, which can be downloaded from the router using ftp. The configuration import can be used to import the router configuration script (or part of it) from a text file.
For backing up configuration to a binary file and restoring it without alterations, please refer to the configuration backup and restore section of the MikroTik RouterOS Manual.
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The Export and Import features are included in the 'system' package. No installation is
needed for this feature
The Export and Import features are included in the 'system' package. No installation is needed for this feature
There is no significant resource usage.
Export and Import Description
The export command prints a script that can be used to restore configuration. The command can be invoked at any menu level, and it acts for that menu level and all menu levels below it. If the argument "from" is used, then it is possible to export only specified items. The "export" does not descend recursively through the command hierarchy. "export" also has the argument "file", which allows you to save the script in a file on the router to retrieve it later via ftp.
The root level command /import file_name restores the exported information from the specified file. This is used to restore configuration or part of it after a 'system reset' event or anything that causes configuration data loss.
Export and Import Examples
[MikroTik] ip address> print Flags: X - disabled, I - invalid, D - dynamic # ADDRESS NETWORK BROADCAST INTERFACE 0 10.5.5.244/24 10.5.5.244 10.5.5.255 ether1 1 10.5.5.245/32 10.5.5.245 10.5.5.245 ether1 2 10.5.5.246/32 10.5.5.246 10.5.5.246 ether1 [MikroTik] ip address>To make an export file use the following command:
[MikroTik] ip address> export file=address [MikroTik] ip address>To make an export file from only one item use the following command:
[MikroTik] ip address> export file=address1 from=1 [MikroTik] ip address>
To see the files stored on the router use the following command:
[MikroTik] file> print # NAME TYPE SIZE CREATION-TIME 0 address1.script unknown 128 mar/26/2002 16:00:13 1 address.script unknown 354 mar/26/2002 15:48:57 [MikroTik] file>
To export the setting on the display use the same command but without the 'file' argument:
[MikroTik] ip address> export from=0,2 / ip address add address=10.5.5.244/24 network=10.5.5.244 broadcast=10.5.5.255 interface=ether1 comment="" disabled=no add address=10.5.5.246/32 network=10.5.5.246 broadcast=10.5.5.246 interface=ether1 comment="" disabled=no [MikroTik] ip address>
To load the saved export file use the following command:
[MikroTik] > import file-name: address1.script [MikroTik] >