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How do i backup my configuration file into a TFTP server?

(i am running TFTP server from Solarwinds)

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go to enable mode and type

"copy running-config tftp"

then follow the prompts
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you need to copy startup config....

"copy startup-config tftp"
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yes he is right you do need to to copy the start up config, running config would be ok if you had made no changes i guess, I am a cisco nub and it shows. :)
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But I advise this:

Please put this all devices config:

archive
 path tftp://x.x.xx.x/config.txt
 write-memory

If you add 'write memory' command to the device it is automatically send the config to TFTP server!

Best regards,
Istvan

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ok,

got issues with destination file name:

my router#copy running-config tftp: (all good here)

Address or name of remote host []? 192.168.0.2 (all good here)
/Destination filename [my router]? C:\TFTP-Root\cisco (DOES NOT LIKE THAT PATCH. I HAVE ALSO TRIED C:/TFTP-Root/cisco)

See TFTP error Log



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you just have to type the filename, not a path, the path is the root of your tftp server
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by:defrey
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does it mean i? need to create a file cisco.txt & then i can write over it?
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try it wothout path
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nope you are simply specifying the name of the file when it saves to the tftp server so "myconfig" for example, you could just hit return and go with the default name.

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With tftp the file needs to exist in the first place to be able to write to it.

Check out the Kron command on Cisco.com, it allows you to schedule tasks on your router including backing up configs periodically automatically.

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all good working now!

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