Solved

how do i restore a saved configuration in a cisco pix 515e

Posted on 2007-11-27
9
1,034 Views
Last Modified: 2009-12-01
i have pix 515e that i configured for about 1 year it was working perfectly until yesterday  my inside interface doesn't go out .taht means taht all my local hots can't go to the internet and my static nats are not working.i have made a backup of my configuration and would like to restore it. ven the configuration are the same in the running config now. but i would like to go back to factory configuration and them restore the pix with the saved configuration.can anyone help me?
0
Comment
Question by:prdmeza
  • 4
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:grblades
ID: 20359613
Did you save the configuration after making the change?
If you didnt then you can use the 'reload' command to reboot the pix and reload the saved configuration.

If you did save it then run the 'write erase' command which will erase the saved configuration and then you can issue the 'reload' command and at this point the system will be at factory defaults. You can then connect over the console port and pase in your saved configuration.
0
 

Author Comment

by:prdmeza
ID: 20360099
thanks but you ve shown me how to get it to the factory defaults,but how to i restore the backup?
0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:grblades
ID: 20360119
You have the backup as a text file somewhere?

After you have restored it to factory defaults connect via a console cable and go into configuration mode (conf t) and simply cut and paste the backup config in. Then save the config using 'wri mem'.
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 

Author Comment

by:prdmeza
ID: 20360285
just like that and it will work?
i'll try it than i'll let you know
0
 

Author Comment

by:prdmeza
ID: 20360539
do you know config net? how do i get it to work? what are the exact line codes?
0
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
grblades earned 500 total points
ID: 20360627
Here is a guide on using config net
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a008072142a.shtml

Note though that just like pasteing in a new configuration it always does a merge and therefore you have to start with an empty config in order to make sure the restore is identical to when you did the backup.
Therefore you sill need to manually configure the network parameters via a console connection and hence it is often easier to erase the config and just paste in the full configuration as I described earlier.
0
 

Author Comment

by:prdmeza
ID: 20360876
excuse me to be stupid,when i erase the config  what will be the default password for enable mode?
0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:grblades
ID: 20361125
It wont prompt you for a password.
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Imagine you have a shopping list of items you need to get at the grocery store. You have two options: A. Take one trip to the grocery store and get everything you need for the week, or B. Take multiple trips, buying an item at a time, to achieve t…
Network ports are the threads that hold network communication together. They are an essential part of networking that can be easily ignore or misunderstood, my goals is to show those who don't have a strong network foundation how network ports opera…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…

832 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question