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  • 1.  Restoring from a config file

    Posted 08-01-2019 15:48



    I used filezilla to copy the config of another switch.  

    show | display set | display inheritance | save /var/tmp/config_backup.txt


    I now have the txt file.  I've changed the switch name and the snmp name and the ip address and would like to copy it to my next switch.

    What should I name it?

    What folder should I copy it to on the switch?

    How to I make it the production config?

  • 2.  RE: Restoring from a config file

    Posted 08-01-2019 15:59

    copy the file to any folder such as /var/tmp


    enter config mode

    delete <<< this removes all current config

    request load set /var/tmp/myfilename.txt






  • 3.  RE: Restoring from a config file
    Best Answer

    Posted 08-01-2019 16:34

    Hi jimbo55,


    @spuluka is right, you can copy the file to any folder and then load the config file saved in "set" format. Slight correction to the load command, it doesn't need a "request" preceding it i.e. it's just like:


    load set /var/tmp/config_backup.txt
    show | compare


    Hope this helps.




    If this solves your problem, please mark this post as "Accepted Solution."
    Kudos are always appreciated :).


  • 4.  RE: Restoring from a config file

    Posted 08-01-2019 16:53

    I just want to add a coupe of details to Steve Puluka's answer,


    It will be recommended to copy the file to /var/tmp


    then the next 2 steps are fine,


    enter to config mode (> edit)

    run "delete" to delete the whole config


    But in order to load the config the command will be "load set" no need for that initial "request"

    # load set /var/tmp/config.txt


    Also I would like to add that you can run this command "show configuration | display set | no-more" and either log the session or copy and paste the output to a text editor to quickly get the config file without using filezilla