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How to factory reset a Catalyst 3650 switch via CLI

nttuan
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Hi all,

 

I have a Catalyst 3650 running IOS XE 3.0.7. How to do a factory reset using CLI without wiping the flash? I have saved a number of config saves on it and want to preserve the flash intact. I have both physical and CLI access.

Thanks,

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Seb Rupik
VIP Alumni
VIP Alumni

Hi there,

Copy the current the config and then erase the startup config:

!
copy run flash:latest.confg
write erase
reload
!

cheers,

Seb.

 

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Seb Rupik
VIP Alumni
VIP Alumni

Hi there,

Copy the current the config and then erase the startup config:

!
copy run flash:latest.confg
write erase
reload
!

cheers,

Seb.

 

It worked flawlessly. Thank you Seb

Does this also reset the password?

Yes, the password is contained within the running config which is being backed up and then erased in the steps above.

 

cheers,

Seb.

chriscent
Level 1
Level 1

You will also find the steps discussed in this article useful: https://techdirectarchive.com/2019/07/31/how-to-reset-a-cisco-3650-catalyst-switch/

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