show running-config or show tac?

Posted on 2008-06-22
Last Modified: 2010-05-05
hey all,

i want to get the cisco configuration file which one is better? in terms of the completeness..
show running-config or show tac?
Question by:kecoak

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Haven't heard of the command "show tac" but I also haven't run any PIX newer than 6.3.

I have always used write terminal (which is the same as show running-config) and have never had any problems restoring a config.
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by:Pete Long
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Ive no Idea what sho tac does?

But the most complere config will be shown with a

more system:running-config

command :)
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the command above shows the shared secrets etc that are usually blanked out :)
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by:Pete Long
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>>i want to get the cisco configuration file which one is better

Though re-reading your question, are you simply trying to back the config up? if so see my website here
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The command is "show tech".  You don't need this for backup.  This is specifically for trouble-shooting problems.

Make sure that any changes that have been made are committed by typing:
  copy run start

Then do a "show start" to get the complete config.

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Hi, you should use 'sh running-config all' to list the complete configuration, including default settings.
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