Write Erase Command on Cisco Router

Posted on 2014-02-21
Last Modified: 2014-02-21

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

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Jan Springer earned 500 total points
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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.

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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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