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ik3umt
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Can I open a .backup file locally ??

Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:32 pm

I need to view a configuration saved in a .backup file
It is not a running configuration and i can't restore it into a running device as it would break connections.
I've stored this file in a windows machine : can i read its content some way ??

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Re: Can I open a .backup file locally ??

Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:38 am

Short answer: no.

Long answer: Almost. 'strings' will reveal some info from a .backup file but it looks more like status than config, to me [for example, can't see any IPv6 addresses in it]. If you google, you will find a method [mtpass] involving OpenWRT that looks like a proper ball-ache.

Actually, it occurs to me that your question might be something other than what I've assumed it is, to which my answer would be, boot a virtual RouterOS instance [eg, CHR] and restore the config into that.
 
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Re: Can I open a .backup file locally ??

Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:23 am

So,
I will try to restore it into a p.c. routerOs

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Re: Can I open a .backup file locally ??

Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:42 am

troffasky that is old info. since some time now, the backup file is encrypted with the users password. it can't be viewed in a text editor
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