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automatic configuration backup

I want to take automatic configuration backup of a cisco 2950 switch having IOS image-c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA13.bin to a remote tftp server.

please suggest what are the commands to use on the switch.

If this IOS version is not supported,then which one should be upgraded.

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Re: automatic configuration backup

There is no automation on the 2950 switch under any IOS level.

You will need a NMS tool to perform the running-configuration transfer to the TFTP server.

You can instruct the NMS tool to execute the command highlighted in the documentation:

With newer hardware and IOS releases, you can automate internal task in IOS by using EEM.



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Re: automatic configuration backup

There's also a sweet tool out there called RANCID that will download your config at an interval you specify, run a diff comparing it to the config downloaded previously and keep it in a CVS tree.  It also e-mails you the changes at the interval you specify.  I couldn't live without it.  It's a package in OpenBSD and I'm pretty sure it's in the ports tree of FreeBSD as well.

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Re: automatic configuration backup


Does RANCID Supports 6500 IOS switch backup

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Re: automatic configuration backup

From the manpages it looks like it will.  Give it a shot.

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