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Frequent Contributor II

S3500 Switch Clone

Hey all,

 

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.

 

Thanks :smileyhappy:

Guru Elite

Re: S3500 Switch Clone

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

 

#wr mem

 

#reload


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Frequent Contributor II

Re: S3500 Switch Clone

Holy crap that was fast.

 

Thank you. Kudos to you, good sir. 

Guru Elite

Re: S3500 Switch Clone

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


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Frequent Contributor II

Re: S3500 Switch Clone

Yea I have full access to everything, so I'm going to do just that.

Frequent Contributor II

Re: S3500 Switch Clone

(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?

Aruba Employee

Re: S3500 Switch Clone

Tim is mostly right here in that the comands exist, but the process to copy to USB never worked for me.

 

I would do a copy to tftp and take it from there. 

 

John

Aruba

Re: S3500 Switch Clone

The ability to save a configuration file to USB is not currently supported. The existing functionality is to "snapshot" a system partition to USB.

 

Best regards,

 

Madani

Frequent Contributor II

Re: S3500 Switch Clone

Will do, thank you.

Frequent Contributor II

Re: S3500 Switch Clone

John,

 

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?

 

Thanks :)

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