Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 18:54 Post subject: Restore settings after FW upgrade
Before you say it, I did a search of the forum DB, and the web site where the install directions reside for "restore backup after firmware upgrade" and "restore backup" respectively and nothing of relevance came up hence this post. I thought it strange that there were no results on the topic but I did give it a shot.
So as you guessed my question is pretty simple. I am going to do a FW upgrade, I have backed up my current config and as per the recommended instructions I am going to do a reset of my router to flush the gremlins that may be lurking. Once the upgrade is completed and my router is at factory default and I have done the second recommended reset can I restore my backup so that my configuration is restored to its pre-upgrade state (IP addressing, access restrictions, NTP server, etc)?
Seems like the answer is an obvious yes but still want to confirm before diving in.
I appreciate the feedback based on what I am seeing I may opt not to upgrade as I have put a great deal of time into securing and configuring this router and I do not want to have to build everything again which is what I thought was the purpose behind backing up the configuration. I have had no gremlins/issues and my reason to upgrade is to have the most up to date version available but not at the expense of time I just dont have especially if it has to be done everytime.
As for hardware info, I am running a netgear r7000.
Let me know if I am missing anything and I appreciate the input.