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mahesh parmar
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unable to save config in ASA 5505

Hi all,

I have ASA 5505 and

Hi all,  I have this issue, I save the configuration in the ASA 5505  using write memory or using copy run start but whe i unplug the power  cord and plug it back in the ASA gets its factory default configuration.

Please help

Thanks

MAhesh

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Karsten Iwen
VIP Mentor

That symptom could also be caused by a wrong config-register. What does the following command give you?

asa# sh ver | i register

Configuration register is 0x1

If it is not 0x1, change it to that value:

asa(config)# config-register 0x1

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i can save the config now and did reload.

config is saved now.

The config was also saved before. But due to the config-register the startup-config was not applied after loading the image.

it shows no file name is this normal?

If you don't see any variables in "sh bootvar" it defaults to the first image in flash and the saved startup-config. So everything fine here.

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Jennifer Halim
Cisco Employee

Sounds like the internal flash memory might be faulty, that's why it boots up to its factory default.

You might want to RMA the ASA.

Hi Jennifer,

I did sh boot var it does not show any boot file.

Also before this i run the command under config t

config t factory default.

sh ver shows

System image file is "disk0:/asa802-k8.bin"

Config file at boot was "startup-config"

now i added the boot system command it shows

ciscoasa# sh bootvar

BOOT variable = disk0:/asa802-k8.bin

Current BOOT variable =

CONFIG_FILE variable =

Current CONFIG_FILE variable =

will reload and let you know how it goes

ciscoasa# copy running-config startup-config

Source filename [running-config]?

Cryptochecksum: 25d50efa 985f7651 2a26592f 16eb1439

1368 bytes copied in 1.610 secs (1368 bytes/sec)

ciscoasa# reload

Hi Jennifer,

I did reboot

ciscoasa#  sh bootvar

BOOT variable =

Current BOOT variable =

CONFIG_FILE variable =

Current CONFIG_FILE variable =

now boot variable command is empty

Karsten Iwen
VIP Mentor

That symptom could also be caused by a wrong config-register. What does the following command give you?

asa# sh ver | i register

Configuration register is 0x1

If it is not 0x1, change it to that value:

asa(config)# config-register 0x1

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Hi Karsten,

Config reg was set to 0x43

i changed to 0x1 and did reboot lets see how it goes now

thanks

mahesh

Hi Karsten,

Seems that fixed the issue.

i can save the config now and did reload.

config is saved now.

Just last this sh bootvar

ciscoasa# sh bootvar

BOOT variable =

Current BOOT variable =

CONFIG_FILE variable =

Current CONFIG_FILE variable =

it shows no file name is this normal?

thanks

mahesh

i can save the config now and did reload.

config is saved now.

The config was also saved before. But due to the config-register the startup-config was not applied after loading the image.

it shows no file name is this normal?

If you don't see any variables in "sh bootvar" it defaults to the first image in flash and the saved startup-config. So everything fine here.

-- 
Don't stop after you've improved your network! Improve the world by lending money to the working poor:
http://www.kiva.org/invitedby/karsteni

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Hi Karsten,

Thanks a lot you saved my day.

i was thinking to get the flash replaced.

Best regards

Mahesh Parmar

It was 0x41 so, i changed it to 0x1 and working find.

All is well.

very helpful thanks!
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