Migrating Config from Pix 506 to a 515e

Posted on 2005-04-14
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have the same IOS and everything on both and i just want to move over my config from my old 506 to my new 515e. Should i be able to just copy and paste the entire config at one time?
I have the config from the 506 backed up but i wasnt sure whether or not i could just simply copy and paste the entire config off of the text document to the 515e and let it roll or if that would create a problem with the passwords being ****** out for our VPN Groups
Thanks in Advance
Question by:jjeffords
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    Actually you can.  I have done a couple of things in the past.   One way is to backup via tftp server then restore to the new box.  The other way is just to do the cut and paste.  Obviously you would have to be aware of any differences in interfaces, etc., but it works just fine both ways.

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    I was trying it just now with the copy and paste however it doesnt seem like it took the vpn groups i had set up. It seems as if everything else did though.
    I wonder what i need to do to get those accross

    Author Comment

    It seems like everything works perfect except when it tries to write the VPN Groups because the password is encrypted and hidden with the ******.  It give the error that the vpn-des is not enabled because of the current activation key
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    That makes sense with an encrypted password.  Using the TFTP option would work there, however it seems you have everything else in and working.
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    Accepted Solution

    You need to manually edit the text file and replace the ******* with the actual crypto keys.
    I've seen this too many times to count...

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