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Formate Flash

Hi

If I fromate flash in running router and not boot the router then any problem ?.

my intend in running way at first i formate and load another image.

Thanks

Biplob

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Cisco Employee

Re: Formate Flash

Hi Biplob,

When router is booted up and running the image and config is loaded in DRAM so even if you format the flash and till the time you do not reload the router everything will be ok.

But there are some old routers like 2500 where the IOS is booted directly from flash so in that case it can be a problem.

But I will always recommend you to have a downtime arrange if his is a live network router and also make sure when you format th flash in running router you have a proper UPS system installed because by any chance if you formatted the flash and because of any problem is router get reloaded you will find yourself in rommon.

HTH

Ankur

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Re: Formate Flash

HI

thanks to you for added knowladge

Biplob

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