cicso 2950 switch config ?

hi all ,
we need to backup / clone / manualy recreate the config on a cicso 2950 switch to another one

My understading is we can't reset the password on the 2950 because its set in server mode (see config below) and we'llm lose the config .

-switch>show vlan

VLAN Name                             Status    Ports
---- -------------------------------- --------- -------------------------------
1    default                          active    Fa0/1, Fa0/2, Fa0/3, Fa0/4
                                                Fa0/5, Fa0/6, Fa0/7, Fa0/8
                                                Fa0/9, Fa0/10, Fa0/11, Fa0/12
                                                Fa0/13, Fa0/14, Fa0/15, Fa0/16
                                                Fa0/17, Fa0/18, Fa0/19, Fa0/20
                                                Fa0/21, Fa0/22, Fa0/23, Fa0/24
1002 fddi-default                     active
1003 token-ring-default               active
1004 fddinet-default                  active
1005 trnet-default                    active

VLAN Type  SAID       MTU   Parent RingNo BridgeNo Stp  BrdgMode Trans1 Trans2
---- ----- ---------- ----- ------ ------ -------- ---- -------- ------ ------
1    enet  100001     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
1002 fddi  101002     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
1003 tr    101003     1500  -      -      -        -    -        0      0
1004 fdnet 101004     1500  -      -      -        ieee -        0      0
1005 trnet 101005     1500  -      -      -        ibm  -        0      0
-switch>

-switch>sh vtp status
VTP Version                     : 2
Configuration Revision          : 2
Maximum VLANs supported locally : 64
Number of existing VLANs        : 5
VTP Operating Mode              : Server
VTP Domain Name                 :
VTP Pruning Mode                : Disabled
VTP V2 Mode                     : Disabled
VTP Traps Generation            : Disabled
MD5 digest                      : 0x1A 0x6F 0xC7 0x42 0xAD 0xDA 0x4A 0xBB
Configuration last modified by 0.0.0.0 at 3-1-93 00:27:08
Local updater ID is 0.0.0.0 (no valid interface found)
-switch>


 
awall2012Asked:
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rm-entConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The above instructions will only rename the config and allow you access so you can change the enable password then allow you to load your configuration back, with your updated password, and change what you need. Since you will be doing all this from the console it does not matter that the switch was remotely managed.
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SuperTacoCommented:
Incorrect.   if you start the switch in ROMMON mode it will not boot the config.  You can get in and edit the config then.  
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rm-entCommented:
See the link below on how to reset the password if you do not know it.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps628/products_password_recovery09186a0080094184.shtml

Once the password is reset you can simply cut and past from a show run, to a new switch.
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awall2012Author Commented:
HI all ,
let me put this another way :-

as the switch is in   VTP Operating Mode              : Server   (as above)

will putting the switch in to rommon mode ( that is - when I power up the switch pressing the mode button)    
WILL THIS ERASE THE CONFIG or not ?    as the switch was remotely managed b4 .



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SuperTacoCommented:
No, this will not erase the config.  it will just not boot the config.  You can edit the config from there.  Then have it boot to config.  Just as in RM-ent's intrucitons
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Marius GunnerudSenior Systems EngineerCommented:
Depending on if the configuration has been saved or not by those that have managed it (It should be saved) the config may or may not be erased.  some other specific configurations will be erased if you have them configured.  An example would be that if you are using port security and are using the sticky option to learn mac addresses on ports, the mac address will be erased upon reboot and the switch will learn again the first device mac that connects to that port.

another thing that will change, if you have it configured, is the self signed certificate...unless you have configured it as persistant.  The certificate will not be deleted but it will generate a new self signed certificate.
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awall2012Author Commented:
HI All , hope you all have a great Xmas.

OK, let me say I am still confused.  
I need to clone this switch to another of the same so as to have a backup
I have the info above . the switch was in server mode as above. The I.T people who managed it b4 are gone so we can not ask them the passwords.

with out loseing any data that matters .so the uses will not be effected in any way , what is the best way to do so.?



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awall2012Author Commented:
hi all

Is there any way to check what MAG03 said ?
all I need to do is not lose the configes so I can copy off the configs etc

If i lose the configes 25 small office will not work ! and Ill be left  holding the switch ...

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awall2012Author Commented:
thank you
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