For all who are searching the answer without TERMINAL or COMMANDLINE
but with the WEBINTERFACE or WINBOX
... now this post got updated:
How to backup your system with Webinterface or Winbox?
Files (Main menu) -> Click Backup button on the upper left, next to the search files button.
Name must be set for the Backupfile
(optional) A password and encryption would be nice, but you can download the backup and delete the file on the router, too.
How to restore a Backup on Webinterface or Winbox?
Files (Main menu) -> Click on the backuped file you want to restore -> Click on Restore button on the upper right.
(of course if you downloaded the file and delete the backup file on the router, then you have to upload it again)
How to upload a backup file (or any other file) with the Webinterface or Winbox:
Files -> Search for files, but be CAREFULL
after selecting the file on your local drive there will be no second step like "Are you sure you want to upload!" Upload will start exact after you choose the file on your drive! If it happened that you choose a wrong (big) file and you want to abort just click anywhere in the menu (Log) and go back to files. Delete the first piece of the wrong file and start uploading again the right file with -> search for it local
P.S.: To all mighty fanboys of commandline
Not all people are good with syntax. Not all people feel save in a command line enviroment. (me neither!)
Dyslexic for grammar has a word for it in every language, why not for the command line, script and coding language too?
This has nothing to do with the so called IQ or beeing smart or dump!
And there are a lot of people who are just starting with such things and first need the optical area to learn it. Later, after you got what you did, you are maybe able to write it with a terminal.
I feel envy with you, who have the power of the full command line. I feel envy with you, who maybe had the change in life to study it in the free world or even in a university.
But I need a Webinterface and people who hopefull show me a bit with a YouTube tutorial or help me in a board like this.
Most time, with Mikrotik, Netgear, D-Link (etc.) I am able to read a command line instruction and copy it 1:1 to the webinterface.
It would be nice if you mighty command line user would think of your past days and how (books) and maybe who got you in. Its not always a point of the will to learn, sometimes the option is missing!
Why I wrote it? I try to learn Mikrotik since some weeks and its getting really good at the moment. But USE THE COMMAND LINE is more and more getting a touch of READ THE F... FAQ. I think that is what Mikrotik has as advantages:
Price and Webinterface/Winbox
I would not have replaced all running Cisco routers (three) after 6 years with Mikrotik in this case, if a command line would be no problem for me.
Well, it was fine for the basics, but the next steps are not possible for me to learn just out of the command line. (my brain cannot handle this! * drolling)
I was very satisfied with the power of backplane etc. but never ever with the management of it.