07-22-2013 10:58 AM
There's a test switch we use and it's about full, so I wanted to know if there was an easy way for me to copy the configuration on the nearly full switch and load it up on the new one. Any advice would be very helpful.
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07-22-2013 11:02 AM - edited 07-22-2013 11:03 AM
You can copy the config off of the switch via TFTP or SCP, put it on a USB drive, then copy it from the USB drive to the new switch, console in and point it to boot to from the config file.
#copy usb exportedconfig.cfg flash: exportedconfig.cfg
#boot config-file exportedconfig.cfg
07-22-2013 11:07 AM - edited 07-22-2013 11:07 AM
I realized I added an extra step. You can also just copy the config directly from the old switch to the usb drive and skip the TFTP/SCP step. Depends on whether you have physical access to the old switch.
#copy running-config flash: config.cfg
#copy flash: config.cfg usb
07-22-2013 12:19 PM
(old lab switch) #copy running-config flash: config.cfg
(old lab switch) #copy flash: config.cfg usb
WARNING: This will erase all data on USB stick. Do you really want to continue: (y/n): y
Error copying image:/flash/config.cfg: No such file or directory
Any ideas, Tim?
07-22-2013 01:44 PM
I don't have the knowledge on S3500s like I should, so would it be possible if you could outline them for me? I'd appreciate it.
Also, if TFTP server image copy isn't an option, what alternatives do I have?