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create backup router with licenses.encrpty on both R1 and R2

What is the best way to copy a router config from one router to another router. The second will be our back-up router ready for any outage. We have SSL and IPSec VPN with licensing on both devices. I want R2 to be very much alike R1. If I just transfer the configuration, my licenses become corrupted. Any advice is greatly appreciated. We have two 891k9 routers with advanced services.


Hall of Fame Super Gold

You will never be able to

You will never be able to transfer the license file to another router and get to use it.  


You'll need to contact Cisco at to get a new license pack for your 2nd router.

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Thanks you Karsten and Leo. I

Thanks you Karsten and Leo. I do have paid SSL license for both units. I will be back at that location tomorrow and try the copy/paste method recommended by Karsten. I will post back my results soon. I spent the weekend working on ASA firewalls with Staic Nat policy for video conference rooms. I'll describe my steps to copy from R1 to R2. Thanks much, Jason.

VIP Purple

You say you have licensing on

You say you have licensing on both routers, is that also the SSL-license ore only the security-license? If you don't have the SSL-llicense on the secondary router, then you have to contact cisco as Leo said.

But if both routers are fully licensed, then you should be able to transfer the config from one router to the other. If that doesn't work, please show us *exactly* what you did. Best with a copy/paste of the terminal session.

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