[admin@shaper-MIR] /file> print # NAME TYPE SIZE CREATION-TIME 0 MikroTik-17032.backup file 61845989 apr/09/2009 16:28:01 1 Mir-MikroTik-2. backup 1025083 apr/09/2009 16:29:35 2 routeros-x86-3. package 16630188 may/22/2009 18:56:34 3 MikroTik-29052. backup 1443659 may/29/2009 00:54:01
I don't have a any custom logs set, just the default logs in the dist, they appear to only be about 100 lines each according to the config. No hotpsots created. No files stored on the file area. No branding. The size of the backup file is now 680KB, up about 130KB since my original post and I've only added two VLANs and two Routes. I guess it's not a big deal if it is not an indication of some trouble, but I would like the file to be more compact. BTW, all I want to backup is the full router config, not any transient data like logs, arp tables, etc. Is there a way to specify this with the backup command? The docs don't seem to indicate any available flags beyond 'name'.logs? hotspot? some files stored? branding?
becose after 1-2 days API and ssh hangs (1-5 connection in 2-3 seconds, ver2.9 works fine, play with multicore dont help, on any V3 version)logs? hotspot? some files stored? branding?
No sir. And those would show up under /file anyway. As I said before, nothing in /file except a 6k auto-before-reset.backup that's been there since the beginning. Any other ideas? Too bad the backup file is binary, otherwise we could just peek inside and see the whole system config. All my L2 switches use a plain text file for the config, I wonder why Mikrotik felt it necessary to go binary?/export ?..
That's true. When I export the whole system I get a file of about 33K in size, and nothing inside that would not be expected. What I am wondering, and what this thread is all about, is why the backup file is so much larger, assuming that it contains essentially the same data - and the backup file on my second router is just a tiny fraction of that size./export is plain config! /export file=mycfg
Bizarro update to my original post. I had a client move off the router. Deleted his VLAN and his /27 - backup file size immediately dropped from 800k (it had grown since my original post) to 36k. I backup each time a I make a change, so removing this one client's VLAN and IP subnet was the only *visible* change that can be attributed to the file size change. What gives with that?Hello - I have the same issue. I have two RB1000's both running RouterOS 3.24. Each is just set up with some VLANs, IP addresses and a few routes, with one having somewhat more entries than the other. The unit with the fewer entries has a backup file size of about 15KB, the one with somewhat more entries has a backup file size of 550KB! it does not have 30x the number of entries of the other unit, so something else is going on here. Any ideas? Should I be concerned?
I did turn off graphing several days ago in a effort to try to reduce the backup file size, but it did not help with several backups since then the file size only went down after that minor change. I suppose it would be easy enough to test though, when I have some time....Graphing?..