Export Router Configuration

The Export Command

Command name: /export


The export command prints a script that can be used to restore configuration. The command can be invoked at any menu level, and it acts for that menu level and all menu levels below it. If the argument from is used, then it is possible to export only specified items. In this case export does not descend recursively through the command hierarchy. export also has the argument file, which allows you to save the script in a file on the router to retrieve it later via FTP.

Command Description

file=[filename] – saves the export to a filefrom=[number] – specifies from which item to start to generate the export file


[admin@MikroTik] > ip address print
Flags: X – disabled, I – invalid, D – dynamic
0 bridge1
1 ether1
[admin@MikroTik] >

To make an export file:

[admin@MikroTik] ip address> export file=address
[admin@MikroTik] ip address>

To make an export file from only one item:

[admin@MikroTik] ip address> export file=address1 from=1
[admin@MikroTik] ip address>

To see the files stored on the router:

[admin@MikroTik] > file print
0 address.rsc script 315 dec/23/2003 13:21:48
1 address1.rsc script 201 dec/23/2003 13:22:57
[admin@MikroTik] >

To export the setting on the display use the same command without the file argument:

[admin@MikroTik] ip address> export from=0,1
# nov/13/2004 13:25:30 by RouterOS 2.9
# software id = MGJ4-MAN
/ ip address
add address= network= broadcast= \
interface=bridge1 comment=”” disabled=no
add address= network= broadcast= \
interface=ether1 comment=”” disabled=no
[admin@MikroTik] ip address>

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