howto backup a config file from the Catalyst WS-C3550-12T ?

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Mar 4th, 2007


I have Catalyst WS-C3550-12T with the following RELEASE:

#sh version

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C3550 Software (C3550-I5Q3L2-M), Version 12.1(22)EA6, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 21-Oct-05 02:16 by yenanh

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x0084506C

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3550 boot loader

SWL3HQ uptime is 8 weeks, 2 days, 9 hours, 33 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "flash:c3550-i5q3l2-mz.121-22.EA6/c3550-i5q3l2-mz.121-22.EA6.bin"

howto backup the config file ?

could I use the web browser interface to do a backup and how should work ?

kind regards


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Amit Singh Sun, 03/04/2007 - 09:09


You can backup the config using Console connection and also the TFTP server.

1.Using console, Openm Hyperterminal->Transfer-> Capture and name the file and the location to be saved,

switch# term len 0

switch# show run

Go to transfer again and stop the file.You will have the config file saved at the location listed above.

2.Using TFTP,

Switch#copy flash:config.txt tftp

Make sure that TFTP is reachable and you locate the correct directory.

HTH,Please rate if it does.

-amit singh

piotrkrol Sun, 03/04/2007 - 09:37


I have done:

cisco#copy system:running-config tftp://

Address or name of remote host []?

Destination filename [cisco-confg]?


6379 bytes copied in 0.284 secs (22461 bytes/sec)

and it seems to work.


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