The traditional way of restoring a configuration from a backup configuration file required a switch reboot for the new configurations to be effective. There were network outages and a planned downtime for even minor changes. The switch configuration can now be restored from a backup configuration without reboot. It also provides hash of the current running configuration, which can be used for auditing.

The backup configuration can be created using the new command cfg-backup. An existing method of copying a configuration file from a remote location (for example, TFTP server) can also be used to backup a configuration or copied from flash.