The Shodan CLI lets you export/ import your settings in case you want to migrate network monitoring to new accounts, save your configuration if you can't renew your subscription on-time or otherwise want to keep an archive of the networks/ domains that you're monitoring.
To backup your configuration we will use the
shodan alert export command. It works without any arguments and generates a shodan-alerts.json.gz file. For example:
$ shodan alert export Looking up alert information... Writing alerts to file: shodan-alerts.json.gz Successfully exported monitored networks
Note: Only restore the settings on Shodan accounts that aren't yet configured for network monitoring.
The command to restore a configuration is called
shodan alert import and requires the name of the export file. If you didn't create a custom filename then you would simply run the following command:
shodan alert import shodan-alerts.json.gz
At this point, your account should have all of the previously-exported alerts configured again including the notifiers and whitelisted services.