startup-config

Cisco IOS schedule automatic configuration backup

Backing up a Cisco router or switch configuration is crucial for any network administrator. Wouldn’t it be useful if you could schedule an automatic configuration backup to an offline location? Or backup your configuration automatically to an offline location whenever…


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Cisco IOS backup config via SSH!

Did you know you can backup your running-config or startup-config via ssh? I’ve been backing up configurations via TFTP for a long time but only recently started using SSH. Here’s how to do it. If you have a Linux/Unix server…


Cisco ASA license missing after format flash and how to recover!

Cisco ASA license gone!? Today I experienced a failure during an upgrade of an ASA5505 which resulted in my Cisco ASA license disappearing. The ASA complained about error writing to flash. %Error opening disk0:/.private/startup-config (Read-only file system) Error executing command…