How to save the startup-config file of 3560 onto my PC?

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May 28th, 2007
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I connect my PC to the switch 3560 through the console port, how can I save the startup-config file onto my PC? Is there some specific command? Thanks a lot!

Correct Answer by MUHAMMAD SHAHEEN about 10 years 1 month ago

Hi,


Using console port, I guess you are using Hyper Terminal then there are 2 different ways to copy the contents of Startup-Config.


Issue command Show Startup-config

then select the config lines and paste into a text editor and save as text file or wordpad.


the second option is select from the Hyper Terminal Menu Transfer --> Capture Text

then specify a filename and path where you want to save this and click Start


Then Issue Show startup-config


then again transfer --> capture text --> stop


you will find the output of show startup-config is saved into the file you specified.


I think there is a 3rd way which is by using xmodem receive file option.


The best option will always be to use a tftp server running on your pc via the LAN connection.



HTH


Shaheen

Correct Answer by mahmoodmkl about 10 years 1 month ago

Hi


U need to have tftp server on the pc,and it should have IP connectivity with the switch.

if u have this things then login in to the switch and enter the below commands.


switch#copy startup-config tftp


Thanks

Mahmood



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mahmoodmkl Mon, 05/28/2007 - 10:43
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Hi


U need to have tftp server on the pc,and it should have IP connectivity with the switch.

if u have this things then login in to the switch and enter the below commands.


switch#copy startup-config tftp


Thanks

Mahmood



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MUHAMMAD SHAHEEN Mon, 05/28/2007 - 10:55
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Hi,


Using console port, I guess you are using Hyper Terminal then there are 2 different ways to copy the contents of Startup-Config.


Issue command Show Startup-config

then select the config lines and paste into a text editor and save as text file or wordpad.


the second option is select from the Hyper Terminal Menu Transfer --> Capture Text

then specify a filename and path where you want to save this and click Start


Then Issue Show startup-config


then again transfer --> capture text --> stop


you will find the output of show startup-config is saved into the file you specified.


I think there is a 3rd way which is by using xmodem receive file option.


The best option will always be to use a tftp server running on your pc via the LAN connection.



HTH


Shaheen

glen.grant Mon, 05/28/2007 - 17:47
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If you are using something like Tera Term as your client just turn on the logging feature , on the switch issue "term length 0" then do a show runn command and this will runn the config into the log. Close the log window and it will ask you where you want to save it , just choose and this will save as a text file . most terminal emulators have some form of logging feature.

anharring Mon, 06/18/2007 - 14:53
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Learn to use the TFTP server method.

Cisco suggests this TFTP product that can transfer more than 32M and is also a syslog server:

http://tftpd32.jounin.net


You can not TFTP via a console cable so you need an ethernet connection.


The easiest way to copy stuff is via TeraTerm and its log facility:


http://www.ayera.com/teraterm/

Much better than HyperTerm.


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