Yeah... except it doesn't work, at least on 6.1.6. Pull out the stuff I don't want to overwrite, upload the file and... SSID, WPA2 key, traffic shaping, device name, etc. all gone. They just go to factory default values. Except for what's in the config file, VLANs, bridges, etc. Not very helpful. This is friggin stupid.

On 4/12/2018 7:57 PM, Steve Jones wrote:
Thata why you pull everything youre not changing

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 5:09 PM George Skorup < <>> wrote:

    Ugh. This is what was tripping me up:


    has to be in the config file or the very vague "invalid" crap
    comes up.


    On 4/12/2018 4:14 PM, Steve Jones wrote:
    I want in on that

    On Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 4:12 PM George Skorup
    < <>> wrote:

        The config file definitely has unix formatting, which is why
        I'm editing it with vi.

        I don't want this to end up changing the SSIDs, WPA keys,
        device names, etc. So I strip out those elements, save,
        upload and I get.... Invalid configuration file structure.

        And yes, I'm using the upload configuration button right
        below the download configuration button.

        I'm bout to get my .308 out and shoot these things off the

        On 4/11/2018 10:58 PM, Steve Jones wrote:
        Did you use regular notepad? That fiddles with text configs
        sometimes, notepad++ does not

        On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 10:56 PM George Skorup
        < <>>

            Yeah that's exactly what I'm trying to do. Management
            and data VLANs. Management address from static to DHCP.
            I was thinking this would qualify as some pretty basic
            changes. Apparently not.

            We upgraded everything to 6.1.6. I set up an NSM5,
            downloaded the backup and stripped the device-specific
            stuff. Go import it and it says invalid. WTF. I don't
            know. I'll screw with it more tomorrow.

            On 4/11/2018 10:37 PM, Josh Reynolds wrote:
            For those with simple configs it's probably fine.

            If you have several interfaces and vlans per CPE with a
            few bridges, it's more of a pain (from experience).

            On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 10:29 PM Steve Jones
            <>> wrote:

                All the config file does is populate the listed
                fields. Anything not listed it doesnt change. Thats
                why you have to apply it but you can edit it still
                after loading it. Id pull a fresh config file from
                one of the units and edit it, removing anything you
                dont want changed. It could just be a change in a
                field name

                On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 10:26 PM Mathew Howard
                <>> wrote:

                    I'm not sure how you would use a partial
                    config... I think that it would just use
                    defaults for anything that was missing.

                    On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 9:56 PM Josh Reynolds
                    <>> wrote:

                        A partial config? Never tried it. Dunno
                        what some defaults are, and there are
                        things hidden in the config file that
                        aren't in the webui.

                        Config also seems to change things from
                        time to time.

                        Also config order is sometimes important
                        depending on what you are doing.

                        (This is just what I remember from
                        5.2.1-5.8.x days)

                        On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 9:21 PM Steve Jones
                        <>> wrote:

                            It should

                            On Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 9:10 PM George
                            Skorup <
                            <>> wrote:

                                ePMP has spoiled me. Am I stupid,
                                or will airOS 6.1.x not take a partial
                                config? I just want to change a
                                couple things on several hundred
                                And no, I'm not interested in
                                AirControl or UNMS.

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