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How to backup the existing running configuration of Cisco routers and switches? So that l can load the configuration to another replacement device if failure
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https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/ios-nx-os-software/ios-software-releases-122-mainline/46741-backup-config.html#ftp

Use a TFTP Server to Backup and Restore a Configuration
This is a step-by-step approach to copy a configuration from a router to a TFTP server, and back to another router. Before you proceed with this method, make sure you have a TFTP server on the network to which you have IP connectivity.

At the Router> prompt, issue the enable command, and provide the required password when prompted.

The prompt changes to Router#, which indicates that the router is now in privileged mode.

Copy the running configuration file to the TFTP server:

CE_2#copy running-config tftp:
Address or name of remote host []? 64.104.207.171
Destination filename [ce_2-confg]? backup_cfg_for_my_router
!!
1030 bytes copied in 2.489 secs (395 bytes/sec)
CE_2#
Open the configuration file with a text editor. Search for and remove any line that starts with "AAA".

Note: This step is to remove any security commands that can lock you out of the router.

Copy the configuration file from the TFTP server to a new router in privileged (enable) mode which has a basic configuration.

Router#copy tftp: running-config
Address or name of remote host []? 64.104.207.171
Source filename []? backup_cfg_for_my_router
Destination filename [running-config]?
Accessing tftp://10.66.64.10/backup_cfg_for_my_router...
Loading backup_cfg_for_router from 64.104.207.171 (via FastEthernet0/0): !
[OK - 1030 bytes]

1030 bytes copied in 9.612 secs (107 bytes/sec)
CE_2#

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Thanks. Any good free tftp server recommended?
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst
Any unix server :-)
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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SolarWinds tftp is free for corporate use?
AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst
https://www.solarwinds.com/free-tools/free-tftp-server/registration


Looks like it, you have to register it but it looks free for corporate use
Pete LongTechnical Consultant
Buy a Mac you wont need one :) If that's not an option I like 3cDaemon as it also does syslog and ftp

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Thanks a lot

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