The configuration details of managed devices (including the BIG-IQ® system itself) are contained in a compressed user configuration set (UCS) file. The UCS file contains all of the information required to restore a device's configuration, such as:
You can back up devices at regularly scheduled intervals and select the amount of time to save the backups.
The file name should match the name of the BIG-IP system. For example, if the name of the BIG-IP system isbigip2, then the name of the archive file should be bigip2.ucs.
If for any reason your BIG-IQ system becomes inoperable or corrupt, you can use a backup UCS file you stored remotely to restore the BIG-IQ system without having to recreate all of the BIG-IQ system's content.