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TrueNAS Configuration File Management

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Last Modified 2021-07-01 10:08 EDT

TrueCommand automatically backs up the TrueNAS configuration every 24 hours as well as any time there is a database change or a TrueCommand Audit Log entry. Users can create manual backups as needed.

Viewing Backups

To view the current TrueNAS configuration backups, open the Dashboard.


Click on the system name for a TrueNAS server to open the Single System view.


Click the Config Backups Button to open the config backup window.

The Configuration Backup Window shows a list of backups along with the time and date of their creation.

Create a config backup

To create a new backup, click Create Backup.


A maximum of one config backup per day can exist.
If a prior config backup for the current day exists, creating a new one will overwrite the previous backup.

By default, TrueCommand retains seven backups. Local instances of TrueCommand can raise or lower this figure as desired. This can be changed in the Configuration Tab of the Administration Page.

Apply a config backup

To reset a TrueNAS system to a previous configuration, click the icon. Choose the configuration file to use. You must reset the TrueNAS system to apply the configuration changes.


Delete a config backup

To Delete a backup, click the Delete Button delete button or mark the checkbox and click Delete Backups.