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Cisco 2811 backup & restore configuration issues

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Cisco 2811

I just purchased a backup refurbished Cisco 2811. It;s purpose is to be there in case my Primary 2811 fails.
I took it out of the box and everything looks good. I popped in two DSU card that are identical to my primary 2811.  Everything is the same, Model, cards, all of it. Since it is a backup, it needs the exact same config as the primary so we can just insert cables and power on.

So I made a backup of my current config on the primary:
Router#copy running-config flash:working0910.cfg

Then I took the flash card and put it in the backup 2811 and ran:
Router#copy flash:working0910.cfg startup-config

it asked for connfirmation and as successful.
I reloaded.

The config didn't stick, doing a Router#show running-config I get the default configuration.

So I figured I did something wrong.
I tried again, this time using the startup
back on the primary I ran:
Router#copy startup-config flash:working0910.cfg

Then I took the flash card and put it in the backup 2811 and ran:
Router#copy flash:working0910.cfg startup-config

Once again Router#show running-config I get the default configuration.

o I tried copying from Terminal window to terminal window.
I captured the text from a show running-config and pasted it into the configure console.
I then ran a show running-config on the backup and all the settings were proper.
So I then did a copy running-config startup-config

Reloaded and back to default.

I have tried numerous combinations and upon reboot it always comes back to defaults.

HELP!!
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