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carl_townshend
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where is the running and startup configs stored

Hi all

where is the running and startup configs stored on my switches and routers, and can I see them in a directory ? I cannot see them in flash.

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NickNac79
Beginner

Hi,

Startup config is held in flash.

e.g.

config.text

vlan.dat

private-config.text

Running config is in memory.

Nick

so, does the running config and startup config always have to be called that?

so you say the startup config will be called config.text ?

Carl,

Try:

dir nvram:

Your startup config is called startup-config, and it has to be that that I'm aware of.

HTH,

John

HTH, John *** Please rate all useful posts ***

Hi,

That is the name of the file in flash, yes.

No Startup-config and running-config cannot be renamed.

Nick

greg.washburn
Beginner

system:running-config

nvram:startup-config

to see them issue

dir system:

dir nvram:

nvram = flash basically

system = ram basically

so how come if I do, sh flash, its not shown in there ?

so is nvram really flash ?

Hi Carl,

Yes NVRAM is Flash Memory

(Non-Volatile RAM)

System: is a RAM drive.

Run the following commands:

dir system:

dir nvram:

dir flash:

You'll notice that the filesize of nvram:startup-config and flash:config.text are the same.

As are nvram:private-config and flash:private-config.text.

They're just two different ways of accessing the same files.

Was there a reason that you asked? Were you just curious or did you want to know how to do something?

Nick

just curious as always :-)

Cool :-)

Please rate any posts that you found useful.

Nick