Downloading a Configuration File

To download a configuration file from the device to your local system:

  1. Select Config Management > History.

    After you make changes to the configuration in this window, you must commit the changes immediately for them to take effect. To commit all changes to the active configuration, select Commit Options > Commit. See Using the Commit Options to Commit Configuration Changes (J-Web Procedure) for details about all commit options.

    When you use an HTTPS connection in the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser to save a report from this page in the J-Web interface, the error message "Internet Explorer was not able to open the Internet site" is displayed. This problem occurs because the Cache-Control: no cache HTTP header is added on the server side and Internet Explorer does not allow you to download the encrypted file with the Cache-Control: no cache HTTP header set in the response from the server.

    As a workaround, refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 323308, which is available at this URL: Also, you can alternatively use HTTP in the Internet Explorer browser or use HTTPS in the Mozilla Firefox browser to save a file from this page.

    A list of the current and previous 49 configurations is displayed as Configuration History in the main pane (see Figure 19). Table 66 summarizes the Configuration History display.

  2. In the Action column, click Download for the version of the configuration you want to download.
  3. Select the options your Web browser provides that allow you to save the configuration file to a target directory on your local system.

    The file is saved as an ASCII file.