How to configure backup and restore Cisco Routers switches using a FTP Server
To backup a Cisco Router or Switch to a FTP server, the FTP server should be reacheable from the router or switch.
Logon to the Router/switch and enter the Privilege Exec mode using the enable password.
Enter Global Configuration mode
ciscorouter# conf term
Configure FTP User
ciscorouter(config)# ip ftp username confback ciscorouter(config)# ip ftp password ciscopass
Copy Running-Config to FTP Server
ciscorouter# copy running-config ftp: Address or name of remote host ? 192.168.1.100 Destination filename [ciscorouter-confg]? confback20080130 Writing confback20080130 ! 1234 bytes copied in 5.341 secs (311 bytes/sec)
That copies the running-config onto a file on the FTP Server.
Restore Config from FTP Server
Before restoring from the FTP Server, remove lines that start with “AAA” to remove security commands that may lock you out.
Now, logon to the router and enter the Privilege Exec mode.
ciscorouter# copy ftp: running-config Address or name of remote host [192.168.1.100]? Source filename [confback20080130]? Destination filename [running-config]? Accessing ftp://192.168.1.100/backup_cfg_for_routerâ€¦ Loading confback20080130 ! [OK - 1030/4096 bytes] 1030 bytes copied in 13.213 secs (78 bytes/sec)
This restores the backed up config to the running-config. Verify using a “sh run”. If all is OK, save the running-config to the startup-config.
ciscorouter# sh run ciscorouter# wr mem Building Configuration [OK]
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