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Ehman
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RB751G-2HnD config file restore nightmare!

Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:38 am

Hi folks

I've got a huge! problem, I made a nice config file and want to restore the config file on other routerboards, ok here is the results:

I made the config file on this device:

RB751G-2HnD
firmware: v2.41
ROS 5.20

---interfaces list---
ether1
ether2
ether3
ether4
ether5
wlan1


and did a backup, and restored the file on a exact same model with the exact same firmware and ros on it, and it gave me this

---interfaces list---
ether1
ether2
ether3
ether4
ether5
wlan2 <---disable and configured


Why does it do that?!

I did a reset on both devices and just enable the wlan1 backup and restored it over to the new routerboard with same model, and it also made a wlan2 :shock:


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Re: RB751G-2HnD config file restore nightmare!

Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:55 am

Try to use export/import instead of backups.
 
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Re: RB751G-2HnD config file restore nightmare!

Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:00 pm

Try to use export/import instead of backups.
Hi, this works better, but the problem here is, it clones the MAC address, I don't want everything to have the same MAC address, and the Backup and Restore is supposed to work 100%, I think its a bug! :?
 
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Re: RB751G-2HnD config file restore nightmare!

Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:11 pm

Hi, this works better, but the problem here is, it clones the MAC address, I don't want everything to have the same MAC address, and the Backup and Restore is supposed to work 100%, I think its a bug! :?
I think backup/restore is intended for using on the same device. Try "/export compact". It won't include MAC addresses (and any other default configuration) to the output.
 
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Re: RB751G-2HnD config file restore nightmare!

Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:51 am

Hi, this works better, but the problem here is, it clones the MAC address, I don't want everything to have the same MAC address, and the Backup and Restore is supposed to work 100%, I think its a bug! :?
I think backup/restore is intended for using on the same device. Try "/export compact". It won't include MAC addresses (and any other default configuration) to the output.
Hi, This fixed the MAC address issue, but still, its making a empty wlan2 interface :*(
 
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RB751G-2HnD config file restore nightmare!

Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:05 am

If you post the /export compact file we could tell you what is happening.
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Re: RB751G-2HnD config file restore nightmare!

Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:19 pm

If you post the /export compact file we could tell you what is happening.
For some odd! reason, importing a compact export file onto a new routerboard seems to work 100%, I dont understand why! I might have change a couple of things like identity and small things like that, but it would be great if MK can fix this problem, so that one can be able to backup a file and then restore it onto another device without any hickups, .... mainly for NAS devices like hotspots
 
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Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:22 pm

Backup and restore is only intended for use on the same device. Import/Export is for different devices. It is not a bug.
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