David’s Cisco Networking Blog

Jul 19 2008   8:57PM GMT

Using Text Capture in HyperTerminal to backup your Cisco IOS configuration

David Davis David Davis Profile: David Davis

While you can download your Cisco IOS configuration using TFTP, this requires networking to be configured and operational.

Another alternative is to use HyperTerminal’s text capture to backup your configuration. Let’s find out how…

Here is how to use it, step by step:

a. In the HyperTerminal window, choose Transfer / Capture text.
b. Specify the name for the text file.
c. Click the Start button to start capturing the text.
d. Display the configuration to the screen by entering show running-config.
e. Press the Spacebar when each __More__ prompt appears.
f. When completed, stop the capture by choosing Transfer / Capture Text / Stop.

You can then take the text file created by hyperterminal and use it as a backup for that router or switch!

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    Hi David ! If you try to paste your capture text in you router, your banner is not working well. Using tftp-server is better to recovery your configuration ! Best Regards;
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