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Interface in shutdown state after copy tftp start

Posted on 2012-03-20
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Hi Experts,

On a brand new Cisco ME6524 switch, I recently overwrite the startup config from a backup config.

My question is: Shouldn't the backup config overwrite the startup config? The reason why I ask is after the switch reloads with the new config, the interface whose config should be overwritten without "shutdown" still in admin down state.

I know copy tftp run will merge the config together, but why would copy tftp start give me the same result?

Please advise.

Jimmy
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by:Matt V
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When you reset the switch, are you asked if you want to save config before resetting and if so do you say yes?
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Yes, I say "Yes"
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That is your problem.  When you say yes, it writes the running config back to startup.  Say no and you should be fine.
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Great! Makes sense now!

Thanks
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