Switch Backup Config to TFTP Server

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Oct 13th, 2009
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Using native IOS on Catalyst 45xx switches, is there a way to perform an automatic backup of the configuration to a TFTP server every 24 hrs? Right now, it is done manually with the write net command to our TFTP server ( When I go into global config, the command archive is not available. I also checked to see if the IOS could be upgraded, but most of the 45xx only goes to 12.2. Thanks in advance.

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Lucien Avramov Tue, 10/13/2009 - 16:09
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I am not sure if you have the archive feature on your device, but you may want to check:


path tftp://$h-$t

maximum 14

time-period 60


With this config, the device will write a new file to TFTP with the name HOSTNAME-DATE-X where HOSTNAME is the hostname of the device, DATE is the current date/time, and X is a number from 0 to 14. Config archives will be taken periodically every hour, or whenever a write mem is executed.


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