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How to do a FULL BACKUP ? copy flash:/ slot0:/

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Jul 9th, 2012
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Hello,


Sorry for this newbe question , in October 2012 I will start some CCNA TRAINING , so for this purpose I have ordered :

CISCO ROUTER 1841

CISCO ROUTER 2621XM

CISCO ROUTER 2691


CISCO SWITCH 3550

CISCO SWITCH 2950


This is better than the Virtual Packet Tracer and on ebay this things cost nothing anymore


Now I easy question for you :

How can I copy a FULL configuration from the switch or router ; I mean by this can I do something like : copy nvram:/*.*  tftp:/


This seams not to work I have to copy all files one by one ; any other option ?

The reason for this question is to keep a full copy of all what I did for my home training and test.


Thank You in advance for your help.


PS: If you think I need some other CISCO ROUTERS or SWITCH for my home test setup , please feel free to tell me.


Best Regards,

Didier

Correct Answer by ameya_oke about 5 years 1 month ago

Hi Didier,


Vlan Database is not a part of Running/Startup configuration on a Switch.

It is a seperate file stored in router's flash.


If you want to save your Vlan database you need to save the below mentioned file.


RTR#sh flash

    4  -rwx        1716  May 31 2012 14:49:58 +08:00  vlan.dat
  


Command to copy vlan database:

RTR#copy  flash:vlan.dat  ftp:


Please rate helpful posts,

Warm Regards

Ameya Oke

Correct Answer by ameya_oke about 5 years 1 month ago

Hi,


Also if you just want to take backup of your configuration, follow steps in below document.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/iosswrel/ps1835/products_tech_note09186a008020260d.shtml


Please rate if helpful.


Warm Regards,

Ameya Oke

Correct Answer by ameya_oke about 5 years 1 month ago

Hi Didier,


Cisco IOs Archive feature allows you to automatically backup the configuration file at a set time period to an FTP, TFTP server.


Configuration Steps:

1) Go to archive mode.
RTR(config)#archive


2)Now it is possible define the destination path. In this example, I use the FTP protocol to send the running configuration; the name ‘$h’ instructs the system to use the router hostname when naming the archived configuration (in this case $h is equal to RTR)

RTR(config-archive)#path :@192.168.217.1/$h" rel="nofollow">ftp://:@192.168.217.1/$h


3)To instruct the router to save the configuration each day (1440 minutes) and to enable automatic backup generation when write memory command is typed, use

RTR(config-archive)#time-period 1440
RTR(config-archive)#write-memory


To see how many configurations are been saved use the command ‘show archive’.


Warm Regards,

Ameya Oke

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ameya_oke Mon, 07/09/2012 - 05:15
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Hi Didier,


Cisco IOs Archive feature allows you to automatically backup the configuration file at a set time period to an FTP, TFTP server.


Configuration Steps:

1) Go to archive mode.
RTR(config)#archive


2)Now it is possible define the destination path. In this example, I use the FTP protocol to send the running configuration; the name ‘$h’ instructs the system to use the router hostname when naming the archived configuration (in this case $h is equal to RTR)

RTR(config-archive)#path :@192.168.217.1/$h" rel="nofollow">ftp://:@192.168.217.1/$h


3)To instruct the router to save the configuration each day (1440 minutes) and to enable automatic backup generation when write memory command is typed, use

RTR(config-archive)#time-period 1440
RTR(config-archive)#write-memory


To see how many configurations are been saved use the command ‘show archive’.


Warm Regards,

Ameya Oke

Didier1966 Mon, 07/09/2012 - 11:50
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Hello,


Thank you for your prompt reply, I will give it a try.

Do you know if this will also backup the VLANS database ?


Best Regards,

Didier


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ameya_oke Mon, 07/09/2012 - 22:03
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Hi Didier,


Vlan Database is not a part of Running/Startup configuration on a Switch.

It is a seperate file stored in router's flash.


If you want to save your Vlan database you need to save the below mentioned file.


RTR#sh flash

    4  -rwx        1716  May 31 2012 14:49:58 +08:00  vlan.dat
  


Command to copy vlan database:

RTR#copy  flash:vlan.dat  ftp:


Please rate helpful posts,

Warm Regards

Ameya Oke

Didier1966 Thu, 07/12/2012 - 06:16
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Hi Ameya,


Thank You for your promt reply , it works


Best Regards,

Didier

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