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Dear Experts,

I would like to take backup of cisco router 1800 because i am going to do some new configurations before i make any change i want to take a backup first and want to keep on other drive, so if later these is any problem i can use this backup anytime . please can you help me to do this job.

Thanks,
naina
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by:Ernie Beek
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Try: copy start tftp
This will write the startup config to a tftp server.
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dear experts,

I am new with cisco work and i dont have FTP or TFTP server on my network. please can you explain it more its better if you can give with examples.
is it possible i can save my cisco router configuration to my USB drive ?

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by:Ernie Beek
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That should be possible, have a look at: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/networking/using-a-usb-flash-drive-with-your-cisco-router/316

Basically you need to format the usb (as described in the link) and after that you can do: copy start usbflash1:
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by:Soulja
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Do you have a laptop?

Just install a free tftp server application on it and tftp the file to your laptop.

http://tftpd32.jounin.net/

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There's actually a few ways you can make a backup. One of the easiest if you are on a windows machine is to log in through hyperterminal and turn on capture text. This will allow you to save any characters that scroll on the screen. type in show run and press spacebar till your at the end. Then turn off capture text. Now you have a copy of the configs on your desktop. Another is like the posts above me said which is to download tftp32 and use that to TFTP your configs to your computer. If you have a Flash drive in your router you can always just clone that as well.
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by:Craig Beck
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Install CCP on a PC.  If your 1800 has CCP installed you can use the CCP GUI to download the config to a text file.  If CCP isn't installed on the router you can install it when you run the installer on your PC.
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@ Paktusjet

Haha, yeah, sometimes we forget the simplest ways. :-)

To add to Paktusjet's comment.

type in terminal length 0 and you will not need to hit the spacebar. Worst case you can just highlight all of the config and paste it into a text file.
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by:Ernie Beek
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@Soulja
@ Paktusjet

Totally agree. Except for one thing: NO HYPERTERMINAL! That program should have been shredded the moment they programmed it.

Zennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Try something like putty instead :)
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by:Soulja
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@erniebeek

LOL! I completely agree! Just assume all of my comments refer to putty. Haha! Hyperterminal is the worst!
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by:Ernie Beek
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@Soulja: Just assume all of my comments refer to putty. You just saved your own life there........

You've seen silence of the lambs? Well Hannibal is a pussy..........
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by:Ernie Beek
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Scared you, didn't I?


:)))
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by:Soulja
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ROFL! I am curled up in a fetal position under my desk shivering!
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by:Ernie Beek
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Hehehehehe,

I'm going to call you Clariccccccccccccccccccccccce from now on ;)

How about a nice Chianti? Fava beans anyone?
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by:Soulja
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Haha, dude.. 98k points this month already? I am going to call you erniebeast for now on. lol!
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by:Ernie Beek
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Ah, you met me before?

 me
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by:Ernie Beek
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Ok ;)

Now back to business, Mr. Xavier (or was it Clariccccccccccccccccccccccce).
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by:Ernie Beek
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@nainasipra:

Sorry about that. Sometimes we get carried away (too much entousiasm :).
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by:Paktusjet
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@all haters of hyperterminal

Lol! yea putty works to and you can do it the same way just cant capture text :p hmmm is the 1800 capable of SCP then? if thats the case just SCP it yourself...
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by:Ernie Beek
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Oh, but you can. From the screen (mark, copy) or to a file, no problem there.
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@nainasipra: Thx for the points :) Glad you were able to read between the lines which I and Clariccccccccccccccccccccccce posted here ;)
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