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Write Erase Command on Cisco Router

Posted on 2014-02-21
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Hello,

If I write erase a cisco 2900 router will it wipe the files stored in flash?

Thanks,
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it erases the startup config. if you have backed up other files, you'll need to delete them manually.
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If you want to completely erase the flash file system, you need to issue the "format flash0:" command.

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/routers/access/1900/software/configuration/guide/Software_Configuration/appendixBcflash.html#wp1016603
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Cheers, all I wanted to do was factory reset but keep the contents of flash so its all good, cheers for your help
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