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Import/Export (vs. Backup) in RouterOS

Have It Even Easier with RouterOS!

Following previous tutorials concerning the ups and downs of RouterOS, as well as a number of its practical features and tools, our last episode in Module 1 of this online MTCNA course deals with Import and Export, highly useful tools when it comes to router configuration, especially on a large scale.


Watch the video below to learn how you can export, and later import, router information:

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Why Use Import/Export?

It's all about the functions of different features. While backup in RouterOS provides information security, import and export bring about practicality and a dramatically increased productivity.


Unlike backup files, exported .rsc files are unencrypted and editable. Therefore, as long as you're not handling any sensitive data and confidential information, editable export files can be used for a number of purposes.


By exporting the information of one router, modifying it accordingly via a text editor, and importing that modified information into other routers, one can easily carry out projects such as mass configurations, RouterOS branding, integrations, and so much more.

It All Adds Up...

This tutorial comes after a series of other episodes concerning WinBox, RouterOS and the first module of MikroTik's MTCNA course. Put together, each episode acts as a small piece of a puzzle that provides you with a comprehensive and basic knowledge of network management.


On a similar note to import and export, you can take a look at the videos below:

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These tutorials are episodes of MikroTik Canada's free and online MTCNA course. You can enroll in this program and learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home.


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