How to copy a config file to new 3560series switches???

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Feb 10th, 2009


I'm in the process of swapping out switches. I'm removing a 2950 series & replacing it with a 3560 series.I have saved the startup-configuration of the 2950series to a TFTP server(My PC). I want to copy this configuration file to the 3560series. I'm connected to the new 3560series switch via the console port. How do I copy this configuration file from my PC(TFTP server) to the new 3560series switch via the console port?

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Terryn Barbarich Tue, 02/10/2009 - 04:29

I don't believe you can over the console port. If someone knows a way I'd love to hear it.

I would just copy and paste the config.

Tshi M Tue, 02/10/2009 - 04:40

A quicker and maybe an easy way would be to assign a temp IP to the switch and assign your TFTP server an IP address in the same subnet and then copy that config file using tftp rather x-modem because it takes a longer time.


kaamil.abrahams Tue, 02/10/2009 - 04:45

Thanks guys. I'm gonna assign a temp IP to the switch & try a TFTP server copy back onto this switch.

I'll keep you guys posted on the status.


kaamil.abrahams Tue, 02/10/2009 - 04:47

another question. Is it a good idea to use the same startup-config file of the 2950series for the new 3560series?

Tshi M Tue, 02/10/2009 - 04:47

Good luck. Please rate any helpful posting as it helps the forum as well.



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