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Cisco ASA 5505 Backup/Restore

Hi,
One end of our site to site vpn has changed IP address and so I have to reconfigure.

I have performed a backup of the ASA 5505 device using Tools > Backup Configurations and this creates a backup zip file.

I then made several unsuccesful changes and wanted to restore to my back but after a lengthy restore process using Tools > Restore Configurations, nothing had changed and I had to restore all settings manually.

Am I making a silly error here? Any advice welcomed

Thanks. J.
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ptchubaCommented:
What did you restore? The startup or running config or both? If you didn't restore the running config and restored only the startup config then you will have to restart the device to get the old config running.  if you get a prompt telling you that the configuration has changed and would you like to save, choose No. If you replaced the running config then you should restart ASDM. Whatever the case, I'll advise you restart the ASA.

See http://www9.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa83/asdm63/configuration_guide/admin_swconfig.html#wp1171520 

Peter C.
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jerryhattAuthor Commented:
Hi Peter,

I chose all settings from the options of what to backup and again when restoring.

After the restore it didnt tell me anything had changed and the dblue 'save' icon wasn't at the bottom of the ASDM screen as it is when you manually change something.
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ptchubaCommented:
Ok. Have you tried restarting the device? Or is it in production?
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jerryhattAuthor Commented:
It is in production. I can probably restart after hours but was worried about it restarting with the wrong config.
Is it normal for a full restore to not show the changes in the asdm until a restart of the asa?
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ptchubaCommented:
I'm not sure. Please restart ASDM and see if the changes are in effect. If not you can telnet or ssh into the ASA and then issue the command Sh version. The last line should tell you when last the configuration was modified. You can also issue the "show run" command to see if the backup was successful.
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