I have a 3560-48 switch that the AAA server it was pointed is dead and I cannot login to change it over to the new server. I pulled the power held the button and got into ROMMON and renamed the config file to config.text.old, rebooted, got in renamed the file to the proper name and tried a copy start run and it tells me there is no volatile memory system to copy from.
What is the process to break into one of these if the AAA server is offline?
As a best practice you can have a local credentials created to avoid this kinda lock in situations. Once your AAA server is unreachable you should be able to use your local credentials to login.
An alternative is to configure aaa so that it fails over to the enable password if the aaa server is dead.
In some organisations that I have worked in we have had a pair of aaa servers that replicated the security database between themselves in case one server failed.