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About the Configuration Backups Page

To access this page, click Inventory > Devices > Configuration Backups.

In Paragon Automation, you (Super User or Network Admin) can take a back up of configuration from a device and restore the configuration on the device, if required. Faulty configuration updates can cause emergencies leading to network outages. If you have taken a backup, you can rollback to the back up in the event of a faulty configuration update. This rollback helps you to resume normal operations.

The Configuration Backup page lists the configuration files that are generated when you back up a device from the Troubleshoot Devices (Observability > Troubleshoot Devices) page.

Tasks You Can Perform

You can perform the following tasks from this page:

  • View the list of device configuration files that are backed-up and their details.

    To view the details of a specific configuration file, select a device configuration file. Click More > Details or hover over the device configuration file and click the Detailed View icon. The Configuration Backup Details pane appears on the right side of the page displaying the device configuration details. For more information, see Table 1.

    Click the Close (x) icon to close the pane.


    You can view the list of configuration files only if you have backed up a device from the Troubleshoot Devices (Observability > Troubleshoot Devices) page.

  • Preview a device configuration.

    You can preview the device configuration file before you push the configuration to a device.

    To preview a device configuration, select a device configuration file from the list and click the Preview button. A Preview Configuration page appears displaying the device configuration in both JSON and XML formats.


    On the Configuration accordion (Observability > Troubleshoot Devices > Device-Name), you can compare an active version of the configuration committed on a device against other backed-up versions of the same device. For more information, see Configuration Data and Test Results.

  • Restore a device configuration.

    If you have a device configuration backup, you can restore the device configuration in case of faulty device configuration updates. The restore operation enables you to restore a previously-saved device configuration.

    To restore a device configuration:

    1. Select the device configuration from the list and click the Restore Configuration button.

      The Select Device to Restore page appears with a list of devices. The list is filtered based on the device family of the backed-up configuration you have selected.

      • Restore a device configuration only if you have selected the correct device from which the configuration backup was taken.

      • Before you restore a device, you must verify the device name and model from the device family list against the device name and model of the selected backed-up configuration.

      • The restore operation fails if you select an incorrect device to restore a configuration.

    2. Select the device for which you want to restore the device configuration and click OK.

      A confirmation message appears stating that the backup configuration is successfully restored.

  • You can also perform the following tasks on this page:

    • Sort, resize, or re-arrange columns in a table (grid).

    • Show or hide columns in the table or reset page preferences, using the vertical ellipsis menu.

    • Search by using keywords—Click the search icon (magnifying glass), enter the search term in the text box, and press Enter. The search results are displayed on the same page.

    • Filter the data displayed in the table—Click the filter icon (funnel) and select whether you want to show or hide advanced filters. You can then add or remove filter criteria, save criteria as a filter, apply or clear filters, and so on. The filtered results are displayed on the same page.

    For more information, see GUI Overview.

Field Descriptions

Table 1 displays the fields on the Configuration Backups page.

Table 1: Fields on the Configuration Backups Page
Field Description

File Name

The name of the configuration backup file.

Last modified

The date and time when the configuration backup was taken. The timestamp is displayed in the following format: Month DD, YYYY, HH:MM:SS AM/PM TIME ZONE.

For example, May 8, 2023, 4:29:52 PM IST.


The hostname of the device from which the back up was taken.


The model of the device.

For example, ACX7024.

For the list of devices that Paragon Automation supports, see Supported Devices and OS Versions.


The OS installed on the device.

For example, Junos or Junos Evolved.


The username (e-mail address) of the user who performed the backup operation.