ASA5510: where is the startup-config stored?

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May 28th, 2008
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i'm new to cisco's asa and trying to get used to it. it's not a real problem i have, which detains me from productive work but i'm just snoopy about this. on my cisco 871, when i do a

dir nvram:

i see a file called startup-config. but i can not find it on my asa 5510. i have a disk0-1:, flash: and system: but nowhere a startup-config. but it must be somewehre because a

copy tftp startup-config

is working somehow and does what i expect. furthermore, where are the cryptographic keys stored. the same issue. i can not find them. maybe someone of you is able to point me to this. thanks.


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smahbub Tue, 06/03/2008 - 06:26
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The startup configuration for single mode or for the system in multiple context mode is a hidden file in flash memory. From within a context, the location of the startup configuration is specified by the config-url command. For example, if you specify an HTTP server for the config-url command and then enter the copy startup-config running-config command, the security appliance copies the startup configuration from the HTTP server using the admin context interface.

Also check the details about the commands "copy" and "configure-url" in the links below: 1)COPY--


nw-support Wed, 05/28/2014 - 03:31
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Good day,

I am also curious where a startup-config is being stored.


I try securely download startup-config to windows C:\Temp file, but FW is disconnecting pscp request. When I try to download any file located in disk0:/ I am able to.


Please advice how can I download startup-config with pscp.
Thank you



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