trouble exporting sonicwall setting file

Basically I'm trying to move us from a sonicwall tz-170 to a tz-205 and i want to export the settings file from the 170 and import it to the 205 so i don't have to go through and set up all 10 of out external ip's and redirects by hand. when i go to export the settings it just displays a screen of code but no file itself is downloaded. should i just copy and past this info into textedit or am i basically screwed?
jessebruffettAsked:
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Never seen that before. I've found that it's pretty hard to brick a sonicwall, if the file isn't valid, it won't import. So it won't hurt to try saving whatever you can and try to import it. If it's not valid it won't take.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
i don't think you can import a 170 setting file to a 205, which may have unexpected result. you have to do it manually.

however, if you have 10 x 205 devices to deploy, 205 to 205 import should be Ok.
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Careful with "can't" and sonicwall. I've exported from an nsa3600 running 6.2 and imported to a tz210 running 5.9 and all that was missing was config a for interface numbers higher than x4. Nothing online says this is possible but It works.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
> exported from an nsa3600 running 6.2 and imported to a tz210 running 5.9
> Nothing online says this is possible but It works.

you were so brave though i won't take the risk if i was you. :)
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
I wanted to use the tz as a backup for the nsa just in case. so I loaded the config and looked all around and it seems fine. I wouldn't do that to one in production, but if it's a spare I'm not that worried. I've NEVER bricked a sonicwall that I couldn't hold the reset button on.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
> I've NEVER bricked a sonicwall that I couldn't hold the reset button on

1. you were so lucky.

2. it doesn't mean other people could be lucky as well. i personally partially brick a Linksys but finally saved it by shortening two pins on the motherboard.
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jessebruffettAuthor Commented:
Its already done, it took me awhile to write down all the setting and i missed a few things but it was up and running friday evening and halfway through monday i had all the kinks worked out.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
what i did was just capturing the configuration screens and keep them somewhere safe for later use... :)
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ravindragandhiCommented:
For Any Sonicwall Configuration/troubleshooting related task - you can drop e-mail to ravi@wellmarktechnologies.com
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