Hello, i work at a university and we run all cisco switches and routers for the university in our datacenter on prem. Recently we had a bad storm that took caused a power surge and took out 1 switch. We managed to recover by rebooting the switch, however it was a wakeup call. As we don't have the startup-config backedup anywhere.
So my supervisor tasked me with every quarter to backup the startup configs from our switch stacks onto our storage server. I've only ever done it on a single switch via usb. Never on a switch stack.
I'm assuming its same process correct just plug usb into masterswitch and then: copy start-up config usb: *filename*
Can't exactly remember if that's the command to use. Thanks
- Depends on how you define that , meaning always save the configuration on the switch when configuration changes are made (write mem). For the rest if a device becomes wiped (config erased) somehow (this happens seldom) I don't see the need for usb-backups , you can make an initial network configuration on it and restore from the storage server repository. Perhaps usb-backups could be useful for core switches.