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where is the running and startup configs stored

Hi all

where is the running and startup configs stored on my switches and routers, and can I see them in a directory ? I cannot see them in flash.

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Re: where is the running and startup configs stored

Hi,

Startup config is held in flash.

e.g.

config.text

vlan.dat

private-config.text

Running config is in memory.

Nick

New Member

Re: where is the running and startup configs stored

so, does the running config and startup config always have to be called that?

so you say the startup config will be called config.text ?

Re: where is the running and startup configs stored

Carl,

Try:

dir nvram:

Your startup config is called startup-config, and it has to be that that I'm aware of.

HTH,

John

HTH, John *** Please rate all useful posts ***
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Re: where is the running and startup configs stored

Hi,

That is the name of the file in flash, yes.

No Startup-config and running-config cannot be renamed.

Nick

New Member

Re: where is the running and startup configs stored

system:running-config

nvram:startup-config

to see them issue

dir system:

dir nvram:

nvram = flash basically

system = ram basically

New Member

Re: where is the running and startup configs stored

so how come if I do, sh flash, its not shown in there ?

so is nvram really flash ?

Bronze

Re: where is the running and startup configs stored

Hi Carl,

Yes NVRAM is Flash Memory

(Non-Volatile RAM)

System: is a RAM drive.

Run the following commands:

dir system:

dir nvram:

dir flash:

You'll notice that the filesize of nvram:startup-config and flash:config.text are the same.

As are nvram:private-config and flash:private-config.text.

They're just two different ways of accessing the same files.

Was there a reason that you asked? Were you just curious or did you want to know how to do something?

Nick

New Member

Re: where is the running and startup configs stored

just curious as always :-)

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Re: where is the running and startup configs stored

Cool :-)

Please rate any posts that you found useful.

Nick

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