Backing up your configuration

It's a great idea to make a backup before you make changes to the device configuration. This makes it easier to revert to the previous state - you can simply restore the settings. To make a backup archive:

  1. Optional, if you have custom configurations outside /etc/config: Go to System > Backup/Flash Firmware > Configuration tab. This will allow you to add your custom configuration files to the /etc/sysupgrade.conf file that is read by sysupgrade when it is backing up files. Click “Submit” when done editing.
  2. Navigate to the System→Backup\Flash Firmware
  3. Click “Generate Archive” to save the settings on your computer. The file will be saved with the name in the format “backup-LEDE-YYYY-MM-DD.tar.gz”.

You can restore previously-saved settings from an archive to revert to an earlier state. To do this:

  1. Navigate to the System→Backup\Flash Firmware
  2. Click the “Choose file” button next to Restore backup: then select the desired backup archive.
  3. Click the “Upload Archive” button. The earlier settings will be restored to your device.