Dec 1 2012   10:35PM GMT

Archive Configs

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to automatically save a backup of your Cisco switch/router configuration in a way that will let you rollback to the previous version if you need to. Well, you have been able to do this for a while actually. It is called archiving and it is pretty easy to get going. To save an archive whenever you save to the NVRAM simply enter the commands below.

conf t
path flash:MyConfig

Now every time you enter the command write-memory in order to save the configuration to NVRAM it will also save a version for archiving. To see these you would issue the “show archive” command. From there can see all of the versions that are available to restore.

In order to restore a previous configuration bounce out of global config mode and type replace and use the archive name of the version you want to restore. Simply as that and you now have an automated method for backing up your configs, locally at least.

Until next time,
TechStop (JW)

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