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Cisco Router - Restore Config using SDM

Posted on 2007-12-04
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Hi,

I have backups of Cisco routers using SDM and saved to a file on the server.  If the router failed, what is the easiest/quickest way to restore this config to the router?

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You need to get into the config editor and hit the Restore button.

Restore
If you saved the running configuration before using the Config Editor, you can restore that configuration to your router by clicking this button. The restored configuration is copied to the router's startup configuration, and the router is reloaded. If no backup copy of the router's configuration exists, Cisco SDM displays a message informing you that it cannot restore the configuration.
Here is a good link:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/secursw/ps5318/products_user_guide_chapter09186a008081772a.html

harbor235 ;}
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harbor235> thanks for the response. So with a brand new router that comes with SDM Express will I have to first load SDM onto it?
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habor235 > I have only just managed to get the opporunity to test this and you certainly pointed me in the reight direction.
To clarify for others,
1)      Connect to the new router to a DHCP enabled PC via the Cisco LAN port.
2)      Install the SDM CD into the PC and perform default install of SDM and remove SDM Express.
The router IP address will be 10.10.10.1 with username cisco and password cisco
3)      After reboot  connect to 10.10.10.1 from a web browser and login with username cisco and password cisco.
4)      Select Tools-Configuration Management-Config Editor
5)      Select Import Config from PC and point to saved configuration
6)      Select Replace Running Config
7)      After successful reboot, connect to the router on its new IP address and select File-Write to Startup Config.






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