Scheduling backup of running-config on TFTP/FTP

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Jun 2nd, 2008


Is there a way to schedule automated backup on a TFTP or FTP server from cisco IOS?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Correct Answer by Sushil Kumar Katre about 8 years 4 months ago


Didn't got a change to go through the details.

Please check the vedio tutorial below for the procedure to configure the achieve command and enable auto backup whenever a change is made -

Apologize if this is a repeatative info.

-> Sushil

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mzsaad123 Mon, 06/09/2008 - 05:42

Here is what I found. Its a feature of cisco ios.


Router(config)# kron policy-list Backup

Router(config-kron-policy)# show run | redirect tftp://

Router(config-kron-policy)# exit

Router(config)# kron occurrence Backup at 23:00 Sun recurring

Router(config-kron-occurrence)# policy-list Backup

Pravin Phadte Mon, 06/09/2008 - 09:28


Sorry but i tried it and it did work.



Router(config-archive)#path ?

ftp: Write archive on ftp: file system

http: Write archive on http: file system

pram: Write archive on pram: file system

rcp: Write archive on rcp: file system

tftp: Write archive on tftp: file system

below is the link which will help more.

IOS limitation one week point.



t814687 Mon, 06/09/2008 - 12:34

Cisco URLs are normally in this format:


Can you try that?



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