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BIG-IQ Web Application Security uses snapshots to protect the working-configuration set of the Web Application Security module. A best practice is to take a snapshot before every major configuration change.
The Snapshots panel displays a list of snapshots.
You can create a snapshot when you create a new deployment, or as needed. If the snapshot is created as part of a deployment, the BIG-IQ system prefixes the name of the deployment with the word Deploy.
To abandon an operation and close the panel without saving your changes, click Cancel.
To get help on any panel, click the ? icon in the upper right corner of the interface.
It is a best practice to create a snapshot before any configuration changes, so that you can run a snapshot comparison later and verify the changes then.
Hover over the header of the Snapshots panel, and when the (+) icon appears, click it to open the screen, then specify a name and description for the new snapshot.
Click Create to create the snapshot.
Hover over a snapshot name in the panel, and when the gear icon appears, click Show Properties. You can now:
To display the details of a specific snapshot, hover over the snapshot name in the list of snapshots, and when the gear icon appears, click Show Properties to display the properties for that snapshot.
You can compare a snapshot with the working configuration or with another snapshot, and view the differences in JSON on an object-by-object basis. To compare a snapshot: