CW2000 LMS 2.2 Where are the vlan.dat files?

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Jul 5th, 2006
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could you tell me where are saved the vlan.dat file of Catalyst switches?

In the RME doc I have just found the following text:

Archive and Restore VLAN Configuration Files

For all Cisco devices that support VLAN configuration such as Catalyst IOS

switches, Essentials creates a version of the VLAN configuration file (vlan.dat)

for each version of the running configuration file of a device. That is, the running

configuration and the vlan configuration files are archived in pairs.

You can download the vlan configuration file to the device, using the Command

Line Interface.

Best Regards

Andrea Calligher

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David Stanford Wed, 07/05/2006 - 08:25
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The vlan.dat is saved with the running config in the following location:


There are two problems though:

- you need to know the device id to correlate where the vlan.dat is for a specific device

(there is no easy way to get that)

- the vlan.dat is saved as a binary file, thus you cannot view it

It cannot be viewed in the RME GUI either

The only reason to capture it is to restore it to a device if need be using something like

this (some options are excluded):

/opt/CSCOpx/bin/cwconfig put .. ?filetype vlan

o.hassairi Wed, 07/12/2006 - 20:13
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do dir /all in the switch# you will find the path of vlan.dat


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