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changing routers ...need help 12 years 8 months ago #16117

hi there,,,,
i hve one 2600 series cisco router... now i have to replace that with cisco 3620 router... how can i copy the config file from 2600 to 3620...
my 2600 is conected to Server 1 via com1
and 3600 is connected to server 2 via com1
and server 1 & 2 connected as well.

Re: changing routers ...need help 12 years 8 months ago #16123

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I must confess that i am just a novice with the cisco routers but i have played around with em (starting CCNP next week). What i would do for this one is to copy and paste the running config from your 2600 Router into a text file.

Then on the 3600 Router, copy and paste the config from the text file. If the 3600 Router already has a config (not the standard one) then i would erase the current one before hand. That can be done by doing a "wr erase" (this will also wipe any encryption keys if they are on the router)

Hope that helps ya.

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Re: changing routers ...need help 12 years 8 months ago #16197

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I am not sure about this. Now only I am preparing for my CCNA. I read like this only. If any mistake in this pls regret me.

Install the TFTP server on Server1 / Server2. Make sure that 2600 Router is able to access that server.

now run the following command

copy nvram tftp \\x.x.x.x

now give the default file name as its destination filename.

now from the 3600 router again make sure that u can access the TFTP server.

then give the command

copy tftp \\x.x.x.x\filename nvram

I hope it would be help u.



Re: changing routers ...need help 12 years 7 months ago #16503

Try this way..Iit will work definitely..
Connect the console cable in 2600 router and go to hyperterminal connectivity. caputer the running config using Transfer menu start capture the text and save the location of the file to be saved and give the show running command.And stop the caputure text in transfer menu of your that saved configuration file and just select from configuration Interface and copy it.
Connect your console port in your 3620 router, go to global configuration mode and paste to the host. Save your configuration..


Re: changing routers ...need help 12 years 7 months ago #16506

This is how I have seen it done by engineers. It's a lot quicker and then just make the changes required on the new router and remove anything specific to the old one.

Rather than just using the basic hyperterminal, get hold of Smarterm which is a very nice terminal emulator with a nice feature set and very flexible. The engineers I have seen have this on a laptop and various standard configs available at the click of a button for cut n paste depending on whatever devices they are installing.

ttfp, from what I have seen, is typically used just for OS changes.

However, I haven't seen it a lot and I'm not yet ccna myself so don't take my word for it.
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