backup and restore config file question

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by sufrano63, May 2, 2006.

  1. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    I'm getting a replacement of the NSLU2 due to its being defective. I have a question about config backup and restore. Prior to sending it back and get a replacement, I'd backup of the config on the NSLU2. Question - will I be able to use a restore option and restore the config file onto the new NSLU2?

  2. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    Probably. The config back up and restore doesn't seem to work across diffferent firmware versions so keep that in mind.

    As a last resort, you might also print out copies of your various GUI screens so you can manually re-build your configurations if all else fails.
  3. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    Strange...wonder if someone could answer this. I just got a replacement slug and once I plugged in my external HHD. All my configurations are the same like it never happens. My password hasn't changed neither my shares and access folder have not changed? Why would that be? The only thing I had to do was access the Administation page using my old password and change from fix to static IP address...weird :shock:


    I also have a 1/8" ext. mini-hhd w/18GB and plug-in on port 2. It would not allow me to change the name from hdd_2_1_1. It recognized as FAT/FAT32.
  4. d__l

    d__l Network Guru Member

    The administration password, shares, access folders, and probably a few other setting details I've forgotten about are stored on the ext3 HD. Things like back up jobs, user group, guest FTP passwords, etc. are stored on the NSLU2 and those are what are saved by config backup and restore.

    How was that 18 GB HD formatted when you plugged it in? FAT or FAT32 or NTFS? In theory, because it is larger than 10 GB, the NSLU2 will be able to format it to ext3 if you wish.
  5. sufrano63

    sufrano63 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for clearing things up for me....greatly appreciated. My 20GB not 18GB fly drive is called out of the box is formatted FAT32. I'll leave it format as FAT32 since I'm taking it with me all the time.

    Thanks again
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