ASA 5540 Copy-run-start then reload, comes up with blank config

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Nov 14th, 2008
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I've spent time creating a good config on an ASA 5540. I did a copy-run-start then reloaded it. It comes up with a blank config. I copied start to flash:start.cfg then boot config flash:start.cfg, then another copy run start. Then another copy start flash:start.cfg. I haven't tested whether the config comes up after a reload it as it is Friday and I don't want to touch it after recreating that unbacked up config.


How do I assure the ASA will keep my running config when I wr or copy run start then reload it or if it recycles after a power spike? (UPS are old)


Thanks!

Matt

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smahbub Thu, 11/20/2008 - 11:56
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The issue may be due to a wrong config register being configured on the ASA.PEerform the following steps to resolve the issue:

1)copy the existing config to a file in your computer.

2)Restore your ASA to factory defaults

3)copy the config from the file in your computer to the ASA and save the config.

5)perform copy-run-start.

4)Check that the default config register value is 0X1.


This will resolve the issue.

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