Creating a snapshot of Meraki network for backup & restore

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Creating a snapshot of Meraki network for backup & restore

Hi All, 


I am trying create a backup of a network with the below API . I am getting a 404. API Key, org ID & net ID are correct. 

Is this the correct API. may you please suggest. 


import requests
# Define API endpoint and parameters
headers = {
    "X-Cisco-Meraki-API-Key": "YOUR_API_KEY",
    "Content-Type": "application/json"
# Send API request
response =, headers=headers)
# Check response
if response.status_code == 201:
    print("Backup created successfully.")
    # Access the backup URL from the response
    backup_url = response.json()["url"]
    print("Backup URL:", backup_url)
    print("Failed to create backup. Status code:", response.status_code)


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I think this request doesn't exist in the Meraki API ( There's already a tool available for backing up and restoring networks, which can come to your rescue. You can find this tool on the DevNet Exchange Hub. Just follow this link:


Please let me know if this suggestion resolves your issue!


Thanks , checking it now. I may have to set up Flask in our environment, i was looking for an API or maybe using mutiple API's but its fine. I ll learn new stuff. Anyways if you find something else please let me know

Yeah config manager is the way to do it 

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Hmmm... my area, this.


Meraki backup/restore is a complex thing... Until you've tested a restore for every scenario, the backup risks being worthless.


For smaller networks, please ensure that you have a full backup, from which you have tested a restore.


There are open source libraries that will help you do this.


For commercial scenarios, there are backup/restore options in the Meraki Marketplace, like this one:


Or you can go on with:


A fully managed backup/restore/version control solution. 

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Nice!  Are there any others out there or just these two?  Not everything will be in the Meraki Marketplace...


Larger Organizations should have something in place, as there's nothing built-in to Meraki Dashboard.

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