I am new with ASA devices
I have a ASA 5505, the former IT manager does not remember the password of it. I am just wondering do I lose the configuration on it if I reset the
if yes, how can I download the configuration before resetting the password.
and how can I upload the downloaded configuration
Thank you in advance for your time
This Cisco document should detail the steps for Password Recovery.
Basically what this does is
- It boots the ASA without configuration
- When its booted up you copy the original configuration to the ASA
- Since you have already booted the ASA and have a management access to it copying the old configuration from the startup to the running configuration wont effect your management connection (in other words you will not be prompted to autenticate)
- In between you should be able to use the typical show commands to get the configuration copied to Notepad or even send it to tftp server I guess
There are several guides online or even videos on Youtube which go through the process more clearly than the simply section of Cisco document I linked above.
You shouldnt loose your configuration unless you somehow manage to overwrite it