I need to copy config from a CISCO switch to a new switch of the exact same model

This should be easy but I would like a refresher just to make sure I have the syntax right. We have a Cisco Switch that has issues and Cisco has agreed to replace. They are sending me the exact same model with a RMA to return the old on. I am assuming that I can backup the old switch to a TFTP server and restore the file onto the new switch. Is this correct? Will I need a console cable? What are the exact cisco commands?
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Steven CarnahanNetwork ManagerCommented:


Log into old switch
enter enable mode
     copy running-config tftp:
     Provide IP address of tftp server
     provide name of file
When prompt returns type exit and press return twice


Log into new switch
enter enable mode
     copy tftp running-config:
     Provide IP address of tftp server
     Provide source file name
Press enter at Destination file name
When prompt returns  type exit and press return

check to be sure the new config works as expected
     wr mem and press enter
When prompt returns type exit and press return

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Thor2923Author Commented:
thanks, I assume this will bring over our username and passwords and wipe out the cisco cisco password that will come on the "out of the box" switch?
Thor2923Author Commented:
and I will need to boot from a console cable on the new switch to get to the CLI?
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Steven CarnahanNetwork ManagerCommented:
Yes and yes.  It will also bring across the IP so be sure they are not both on the network at the same time or you will get a conflict.
Thor2923Author Commented:
Thanks, I can sleep better tonight! I pretty much knew the procedure but you filled in any blanks I still had
Steven CarnahanNetwork ManagerCommented:
Glad to help.  :)
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