Can't Save Running Config in 1760 Router

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Mar 25th, 2009

%SYS-3-CONFIG_NO_PRIVATE: No space remaining to save private config

When I attempt to copy running-config to startup-config, I get the above error message. There is plenty of space in Flash. When I look up the message in the error message decoder, it says it is most likely a bug. I am wondering if there is a work around, short of switching IOS versions. Thanks!

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Correct Answer by Edison Ortiz about 7 years 10 months ago

You have 2759 bits free, not much.

I recommend implementing service compress-config if you haven't done it already:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/fundamentals/command/reference/cf_r1.html#wp1015010

HTH,

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Edison Ortiz Wed, 03/25/2009 - 07:33

The configuration is stored in NVRAM, not Flash.

Please post the show file systems output.

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bbeal-spang Wed, 03/25/2009 - 07:45

Oops! Sorry, I got confused because someone had written a config to flash. Here are results of the show file system:

rslkvpn01#sh file systems

File Systems:

Size(b) Free(b) Type Flags Prefixes

- - opaque rw archive:

- - opaque rw system:

29688 2759 nvram rw nvram:

- - opaque rw null:

- - network rw tftp:

- - opaque ro xmodem:

- - opaque ro ymodem:

* 33292284 10530048 flash rw flash:

- - opaque wo syslog:

- - network rw rcp:

- - network rw pram:

- - network rw ftp:

- - network rw http:

- - network rw scp:

- - network rw https:

- - opaque ro cns:

rslkvpn01#

bbeal-spang Wed, 03/25/2009 - 07:54

Thanks to both of you! When I realized the config really had gotten too big to save in NVRAM, I deleted some unused access-lists and was able to save the config.

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