Startup-config isnot copying to Running Config

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Nov 16th, 2009
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i have a Cisco 2811 router and when I turn of the router the running config is lost. I have to the following to get the router running of the start-up config settings.

router#copy start-up running-config

What is the problem. Note:The rotuer does have a flash card

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Jon Marshall Mon, 11/16/2009 - 14:10
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Reginald


It could well be your config register. Can you post output of "sh run" from router.


Jon

reginaldjohnson Tue, 11/17/2009 - 06:20
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TR2800#sh ver

Cisco IOS Software, 2800 Software (C2800NM-ADVSECURITYK9-M), Version 12.4(15)T9,

RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc5)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Tue 28-Apr-09 13:10 by prod_rel_team


ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.4(13r)T, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)


RTR2800 uptime is 20 hours, 41 minutes

System returned to ROM by reload at 22:39:09 UTC Mon Nov 16 2009

System image file is "flash:c2800nm-advsecurityk9-mz.124-15.T9.bin"



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Cisco 2811 (revision 53.51) with 249856K/12288K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FTX1048A03Q

2 FastEthernet interfaces

1 Channelized T1/PRI port

1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module

DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity enabled.

239K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

62720K bytes of ATA CompactFlash (Read/Write)


Configuration register is 0x2142


Jon Marshall Tue, 11/17/2009 - 06:31
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Reginald


Your configuration register is set to 0x2142 which tells the router to ignore the running config at boot up.


Change the config register on your router ie.


2811(config)# config-register 0x2102

2811# wr mem


and then reload


Jon

tf4string Sat, 05/04/2013 - 15:30
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Hello.

I know this post is old but I am having this problem too. Although for me it tells me that OK for the build. But it always says 0 bytes. Any ideas? I am running new 2960-S switches and none of them can copy the configs.


This is my sh ver:

MOH-2960VOICE-FL53#sh ver

Cisco IOS Software, C2960S Software (C2960S-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 12.2(55)SE5, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport

Copyright (c) 1986-2012 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 09-Feb-12 19:22 by prod_rel_team

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x01B00000


ROM: Bootstrap program is Alpha board boot loader

BOOTLDR: C2960S Boot Loader (C2960S-HBOOT-M) Version 12.2(55r)SE, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)


MOH-2960VOICE-FL53 uptime is 1 hour, 22 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "flash:/c2960s-universalk9-mz.122-55.SE5/c2960s-universalk9-mz.122-55.SE5.bin"

This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United

States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and

use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply

third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.

Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for

compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you

agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable

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cisco WS-C2960S-48FPS-L (PowerPC) processor (revision E0) with 131072K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FOC1637Y113

Last reset from power-on

2 Virtual Ethernet interfaces

1 FastEthernet interface

52 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

The password-recovery mechanism is enabled.


512K bytes of flash-simulated non-volatile configuration memory.

Base ethernet MAC Address       : 54:78:1A:0F:EF:80

Motherboard assembly number     : 73-12547-08

Power supply part number        : 341-0382-02

Motherboard serial number       : FOC163675EZ

Power supply serial number      : DCA1630V3U2

Model revision number           : E0

Motherboard revision number     : A0

Model number                    : WS-C2960S-48FPS-L

Daughterboard assembly number   : 73-11933-04

Daughterboard serial number     : FOC16360BKW

System serial number            : FOC1637Y113

Top Assembly Part Number        : 800-32647-03

Top Assembly Revision Number    : A0

Version ID                      : V03

CLEI Code Number                : COMGB00ARC

Daughterboard revision number   : A0

Hardware Board Revision Number  : 0x01

Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image

------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------

*    1 52    WS-C2960S-48FPS-L  12.2(55)SE5           C2960S-UNIVERSALK9-M

Configuration register is 0xF




This is my result doing a copy run start:

MOH-2960VOICE-FL53#copy run start

Destination filename [startup-config]?

Building configuration...

[OK]

0 bytes copied in 1.368 secs (0 bytes/sec)

MOH-2960VOICE-FL53#



I did a little research, appartently I cannot change my configuration register in this version of iOS. Any help would be imensely helpful!


Thanks,

Tim

InayathUlla Sharieff Sat, 05/04/2013 - 22:10
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Hi Tim,

Few things to check:

1- Do you see any issue when you do the WR MEM ?

2- If  you are not facing any issue with WR MEM command. Please follow the following steps:

Switch#Wr erase
Switch# copy run start.
Please let me know if this works.



HTH

Regards

Inayath

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tf4string Sun, 05/05/2013 - 13:04
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Thank you both. Yes this command does work. I did a reload and the config did stick this time. I am surprised that the old command works and not the new one. Also I don't like this command because it doesn't tell you how many bytes were copied like the newer one does, which is a simple confirmation that it worked. But at least I can save, which is the point.


Thanks again!

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MOH-2960VOICE-FL53#copy run start

Can you use the command "write"?

Richard Burts Sun, 05/05/2013 - 18:00
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I have seen this behavior on some catalyst switches where it reports 0 bytes copied. I regard it as a relatively cosmetic error. In my experience the config file is copied, contrary to Tim's assumption that the copy failed, and the issue is the report of how many bytes were copied.


So all the versions of the command (copy run start, write mem, and write) do copy the configuration file. The issue is with the report of bytes copied in the new version of the command.


HTH


Rick

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