Exporting Configuration Settings

The NFS configuration can become quite large in big networks and may contain hundreds or even thousands of entries. As network administrator, you may be interested in documenting certain version levels. If you don’t like to use the archive and view features of NFS Manager for this purpose, but prefer to create a presentation in other applications, you can do so. NFS Manager is capable of exporting all data in the neutral CSV format (Comma Separated Values). This format is understood by nearly all database and spreadsheet applications, as well as many text-processing and presentation programs.

This feature is designed only for the pure export of data. If you like to re-use the data with NFS Manager at a later time, use the feature to save and open configurations instead.

Perform the following steps to export data for processing in other applications:

  1. In the left overview column of the control window, select the item whose data you like to export, or use the respective menu item in the menu Configuration. Up-to-date information will be displayed at the right side of the window.
  2. Select the menu item File > Export as CSV… or press the key combination ⌘ + ⇧ + E.
  3. Enter the desired file name and select a destination folder.
  4. Click the button Export.

The created CSV file contains a header with column titles in the first line. The subsequent lines contain the actual exported data.

To ensure compatibility with international software, the separator character is actually not a comma, but a semicolon. The character encoding is UTF–16. Applications like Apple Numbers, for example, can process the data immediately.