Is there a way to view the configuration in a .BAK file without a ZoneDirector?

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I have some deployments over seas that I can not access remotely. I need to view the current configuration on the ZD3000 pair that is deployed at the site. I have the configuration file (.BAK) but only have a ZD1100 locally and cannot restore the ZD3k file to the ZD1100. Is there a utility I can use to view this configuration without a ZD3k?
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Posted 6 years ago

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There is a log analyzer(debug analyzer) On the root of the support site. It will show you a lot of good data in the debug file but I don't think it has what you are looking for.

Since you cant access a ZD3k you may need to open a case with support and see if they can give you instructions to rebuild a duplicate configuration based off of what they can see in the backup file.
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10-4. Opened the case and going through this now.

Thanks for the reply.
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backup file loads up fine but nothing shows up. i think backup file is not supported on rowdy.
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Rowdy only reads .dbg files.
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Okay I'll bite...Michael why are you trawling through 2 year old threads? [useful though the additional info is]
Did you had a sleepless night and thought it would be fun or perhaps you have an exceptionally long memory, vaguely curious.
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Thanks Max, no, the old stuff pops up again, and I'm trying to Archive what's too far out of date.

In this case, I saw the question was unanswered, so I checked .bak and .dbg on the Log Analyzer.
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Was there ever an answer to this question ? i also wish to view a config file, is it possible?
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No, customers do not have a way to read a ZD .bak backup configuration file.

You will need to contact Ruckus Tech Support, who have tools to decode them, and report the ZD version info from them,
so customers can load the previous/matching ZD firmware, and restore the previous configuration.