IBM has made backing up the Backing up the IBM PureFlex Flex Systems FC3171 8GB Fibre Channel SAN Switch quite easy. In fact, it can be done in just a few short steps.
To do this, log into the Flex System FIbre Channel Switch
In our case https://172.16.161.122
Log in using your credentials
Go to Switch > Archive
Give the backup file a file name
Enter a password to encrypt the backup and click ok
Your configuration is now backed up to be restored later.