CatOS: Config mode-Text vs Binary

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Jun 6th, 2008

Is there any advantages over using text mode for the Catos (8.x) config vs Binary? I belive that cisco defaults the mode to binary.

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Correct Answer by Edison Ortiz about 8 years 7 months ago

Binary mode is the default mode in CatOS, as you stated (legacy code). The text mode has the advantage that it frees up NVRAM space and if you have a big running configuration in a older Supervisor, this can be beneficial.

The disadvantage is that you need to remember to save the changes after they are made, but you can enable the auto-save feature in CatOS.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/catos/8.x/command/reference/ses_sete.html#wp1153974

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Edison Ortiz Fri, 06/06/2008 - 06:41

Binary mode is the default mode in CatOS, as you stated (legacy code). The text mode has the advantage that it frees up NVRAM space and if you have a big running configuration in a older Supervisor, this can be beneficial.

The disadvantage is that you need to remember to save the changes after they are made, but you can enable the auto-save feature in CatOS.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/catos/8.x/command/reference/ses_sete.html#wp1153974

HTH,

__

Edison.

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