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Switch "lost" config. How to recover it?

Hi folks,

I noticed that applications of all of sudden stopped working.
Then I connected via console cable and noticed that switch "lost" config.

If I do a "dir" I see the following below.

Switch#dir
Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx         269  Jan 01 1970 00:01:24 +00:00  env_vars
    3  -rwx     3721946  Mar 11 2009 23:43:50 +00:00  c2950-i6k2l2q4-mz.121-22.EA13.bin
    4  -rwx        1575  Aug 28 2009 15:25:46 +00:00  private-config.text.renamed
    5  -rwx        1170  Mar 01 1993 00:09:23 +00:00  config.text
    6  -rwx         736  Mar 01 1993 00:00:24 +00:00  vlan
    7  -rwx          24  Mar 01 1993 00:09:24 +00:00  private-config.text
    8  drwx         832  Mar 01 1993 00:04:40 +00:00  html
   22  -rwx         109  Mar 01 1993 00:04:41 +00:00  info
   23  -rwx         109  Mar 01 1993 00:04:41 +00:00  info.ver
   25  -rwx         836  Mar 01 1993 01:22:45 +00:00  vlan.dat

How do I recover again from here?
I have no one onsite to hit console button  and let me go into ROMMON.

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Switch "lost" config. How to recover it?

Don't worry about the config, you lost the IOS too.  You can save the current config if you type the "wr mem" command.

New Member

Re: Switch "lost" config. How to recover it?

Not sure if I understand what I meant by I "lost the IOS". I see the respective image file still there.

Are you saying that from here I have to simply reconfigure the whole thing instead of attempting to rename and reload the .rename config?

Do we know what could have caused such behavior? If files are ".renamed", I imagine this was not simply an issue caused by someone who forgot to save configuration, corect?

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Switch "lost" config. How to recover it?

Looks like you edited your post after my initial post.  I can see the "config.text" there so your config is still there.

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