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Where is the startup config stored?

Hey Guys,

I was wondering if the startup for ISR routers are stored on the compact flash?

Reason being say for example my 2811 router fails, would I be able to eject the compact flash and insert it into another 2811 router and all is well? I can replace the defective one with this one?

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Cisco Employee

Re: Where is the startup config stored?

The startup config is on the NVRAM. The answer is no, you will have to manually copy it to the flash. A good practice is always back it up to a common network drive like TFTP/FTP server.

Regards,

jerry

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Cisco Employee

Re: Where is the startup config stored?

The startup config is on the NVRAM. The answer is no, you will have to manually copy it to the flash. A good practice is always back it up to a common network drive like TFTP/FTP server.

Regards,

jerry

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Re: Where is the startup config stored?

Hey Jerry,

Thanks much for the prompt response. Going by what you said I should be able to backup that config to a TFTP/FTP server and if needs be copy that file from the TFTP server to a replacement device's NVRAM, saving me the trouble of pasting back line by line the configuration.

Cisco Employee

Re: Where is the startup config stored?

Yes, you just need the minimum command on the routers to copy the config back.

On the 2800's, you can copy it to flash also, here is the command and how to check it

copy startup-config flash:START.txt

more flash:START.txt

HTH

jerry

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Re: Where is the startup config stored?

Thanks again Jerry.

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