Re: Backup CISCO config to disk?

Mitchell B. Wagers ( (no email) )
Sun, 08 Feb 1998 15:41:45 -0800

This is fine, but before people start doing this they need to know about
some specific attributes about 3270/telnet/vt100 and regards to potential
Cutting and pasting a config into a telnet session can cause very unneeded

1. Mis-interpretation of the ASCII string by the Cisco, even via Notepad or

2. This doesn't work with all Cisco boxes. Cutting and pasting 12mb, or
however large in bytes, Config/ACL into a Cisco router can cause...well,

3. Most of all, be aware this can get you in trouble.

However, this does work decently well with small configs. If you want to
try it, it's up to you!

At 03:23 PM 2/8/98 -0800, you wrote:
>We do this a very simple way. Set telnet to log session. Do a "wr t"
>save the log file just created to disk and when you need it again just
>enter config mode and copy and paste it back. If you know where the disk
>is and labeled it properly, the whole process takes about 30 seconds.
>You can't beat that and you can do it from any Telnet app.
>John Lange wrote:
>> HI All & Thanks
>> Is there a way to backup a CISCO 2501 config to disk? Then is there a way
>> to restore it? From an NT or 95 machine?
>> I just realized that if this baby goes down, or I screw something up, it
>> will take a long time to reproduce my routing tables and config.
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>> JOhn :}
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