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Catalyst 3500 erase

I purchased a used 3500 switch that has been heavily configured. I need a basic switch with no VLANS or special configuration. Which command works best? I remember using a write-erase and losing the image file and everything. I want to erase the present config and start over.

Thanks,

Bruce

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Re: Catalyst 3500 erase

The following procedure should work:

1. write erase

2. del flash:vlan.dat (to delete vlan database)

3. reload

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Re: Catalyst 3500 erase

Hello Bruce,

Issueing a write erase will not remove the IOS image. Just the configuration data. After that you give the box a reload and it comes back with the initial config menu. It is really that simple.

New Member

Re: Catalyst 3500 erase

The following procedure should work:

1. write erase

2. del flash:vlan.dat (to delete vlan database)

3. reload

Cisco Employee

Re: Catalyst 3500 erase

The following page should help

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/156.html

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