Network devices such as routers, switches, and firewalls have intricate configurations that are labor-intensive to set up. It is common that device configurations become corrupt or lost. For example, a network engineer might make a bad change to a device’s configuration. Or, a power surge or hardware failure might cause a device’s configuration to be corrupted or lost entirely. For situations such as this, it is critical that you backup your network device configurations so you can restore them later if necessary. Fortunately, UVexplorer Server has the ability to discover and backup device configurations for many (but not all) kinds of network devices. Any time UVexplorer Server discovers your network, you can ask it to include device configurations as part of the data it discovers. Doing this will effectively back up your device configurations in case you need to restore them later.