Switch "lost" config. How to recover it?

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Jan 5th, 2010

Hi folks,


I noticed that applications of all of sudden stopped working.
Then I connected via console cable and noticed that switch "lost" config.

If I do a "dir" I see the following below.


Switch#dir
Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx         269  Jan 01 1970 00:01:24 +00:00  env_vars
    3  -rwx     3721946  Mar 11 2009 23:43:50 +00:00  c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA13.bin
    4  -rwx        1575  Aug 28 2009 15:25:46 +00:00  private-config.text.renamed
    5  -rwx        1170  Mar 01 1993 00:09:23 +00:00  config.text
    6  -rwx         736  Mar 01 1993 00:00:24 +00:00  vlan
    7  -rwx          24  Mar 01 1993 00:09:24 +00:00  private-config.text
    8  drwx         832  Mar 01 1993 00:04:40 +00:00  html
   22  -rwx         109  Mar 01 1993 00:04:41 +00:00  info
   23  -rwx         109  Mar 01 1993 00:04:41 +00:00  info.ver
   25  -rwx         836  Mar 01 1993 01:22:45 +00:00  vlan.dat



How do I recover again from here?
I have no one onsite to hit console button  and let me go into ROMMON.

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Leo Laohoo Tue, 01/05/2010 - 19:23

Don't worry about the config, you lost the IOS too.  You can save the current config if you type the "wr mem" command.

news2010a Tue, 01/05/2010 - 20:27

Not sure if I understand what I meant by I "lost the IOS". I see the respective image file still there.

Are you saying that from here I have to simply reconfigure the whole thing instead of attempting to rename and reload the .rename config?


Do we know what could have caused such behavior? If files are ".renamed", I imagine this was not simply an issue caused by someone who forgot to save configuration, corect?

Leo Laohoo Tue, 01/05/2010 - 20:56

Looks like you edited your post after my initial post.  I can see the "config.text" there so your config is still there.

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