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Maintain System Snapshots

You are here: Device Administration > Operations > Snapshot.

You can configure boot devices to replace primary boot device or to act as a backup boot device.

The snapshot process copies the current system software, along with the current and rescue configurations, to alternate media. Optionally, you can copy only the factory and rescue configurations.

To maintain the system snapshots, you create a snapshot of the running system software and save the snapshot to an alternate media.

  1. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
  2. Click Snapshot.

    Creates a boot device on an alternate media.

  3. Click OK to perform the system snapshot to a media or click Cancel to return to the Snapshot page.
    Table 1: Snapshot Maintenance Options



    Target Media

    Specifies the boot device to copy the snapshot to.


    You cannot copy software to the active boot device.

    Select an option for a boot device that is not the active boot device:

    • internal—Copies software to the internal media.

    • usb—Copies software to the device connected to the USB port.


    Partitions the media. This process is usually necessary for boot devices that do not already have software installed on them.

    Select the check box.


    Copies only the default files that were loaded on the internal media when it was shipped from the factory, plus the rescue configuration if one has been set.

    Select the check box.


    After a boot device is created with the default factory configuration, it can operate only in an internal media slot.