I have one doubt in my mind, it may be not valid one but it is my curiosity to know. Below question is not releated to any actual network, it is the virtual one which created doubt in my mind.
My doubt is,
If i have one switch which is configured in VTP server mode and rest all switches are in VTP client mode. In this scenario if conpact flash on my Switch configured in VTP server mode get crashed, then how i can retrive my VLAN database? Though it was on compact flash in vlan.dat file.
Should i depend on the database provided by switches configured in VTP client mode, while i set up my new switch in my network with VTP server mode?
Many thanks in advance & please correct me if i'm going in wrong direction.
You can "promote" one of your VTP clients to be a VTP server while you fix your switch and that way you can still add/remove/modify vlans. However it is recommended to always run 2 VTP servers for just this sort of thing. Having 2 VTP servers is not an issue but you can make changes on either of them and those changes will propogate to all the VTP clients + the other VTP server.