Ansible - Backup config

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Ansible - Backup config

I'm having a hard time understanding why I can't just use something like this to backup the my Palo.

- name: Backup up config - Palo Alto
panos_type_cmd:
cmd: show
xpath: "/config/devices/entry/deviceconfig/system"
ip_address: '{{ ansible_host }}'
username: '{{ ansible_user }}'
password: '{{ ansible_ssh_pass }}'
It seems like there should be an easy way to issue the command and save the output to a variable and then store the output onto a file.
Am I going down the wrong path with this?
and what exactly is xpath?
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