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Offline Romeyn

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ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« on: June 16, 2014, 10:35:47 AM »
Can anyone tell me the best way to dump the running config of a 5510 running 3.0.1.0?

(Don't yell at me...I just inherited the thing!)   ;D


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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 11:40:44 AM »
I've never used that old a software but it should still work.

When you're connected with both the console and a valid (working) network connection and tftp server running on your PC, telnet into the management interface and drop to the command prompt.  The commad is as follows:

copy running config tftp address [address] file [file name]

example:

copy run tftp add 192.168.1.10 file Switch1_cfg.txt

Where 192.168.1.10 is the IP address of the computer running TFTP server.

It goes without saying the switch and computer need IP's in the same subnet in order to communicate.

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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 02:42:15 PM »
Thanks for that.  But:

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#copy run?
             ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.
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I'm in "enabled" mode on the CLI.

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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 02:53:45 PM »
Thanks for that.  But:

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#copy run?
             ^
% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.
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I'm in "enabled" mode on the CLI.


I forgot to mention you'd want to be in enabled mode so I'm glad you figured that out.

Ok, if that didn't work  try this from the same place:

config ?

What command options are available?

The following is from a switch running v6.3.1 so I know it won't all apply (or "running config" would be there) but hopefully some of the same are:

Copy files
  config          Copy from current configuration
  nvram           Load the configuration from the specified NV storage
                  configuration block
  running-config  Copy from current configuration as a series of CLI commands
  sftp            Copy configuration from SFTP server
  tftp            Copy configuration from TFTP server
  usb             Copy from USB memory stick


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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 02:56:42 PM »
#copy config ?
Copy from current configuration
  nvram  Copy to local NV storage
  tftp   Copy to TFTP server
#copy config tftp ?
  address   Specify address of the TFTP server
  filename  Specify filename in which to store configuration on TFTP server
  <cr>

Seems like it'll only work for the binary.

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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 02:59:35 PM »
#copy config ?
Copy from current configuration
  nvram  Copy to local NV storage
  tftp   Copy to TFTP server
#copy config tftp ?
  address   Specify address of the TFTP server
  filename  Specify filename in which to store configuration on TFTP server
  <cr>

Seems like it'll only work for the binary.

Yep, copy config should work just the same.  Give that a go and see if it doesn't work.  Also, don't forget to try from the telnet interface (console interface).  You should be able to download the config from there using the "Configuration File" portion of the telnet menu.

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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 09:25:50 PM »
I ran into this issues before.

you are going to need to upgrade to v4.1. there is where the COPY RUN command came out
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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2014, 08:46:50 AM »
Further muddling this issue:

The telnet interface has a "Configuration File" menu with a "ASCII Configuration File Download" sub-menu, into which I can plug info like the IP of the TFTP server, the file name, etc.

What I continue to be confused about is the context of "download": Am I setting parameters for downloading the running config TO the TFTP server?  Or FROM the TFTP server?

It's like "emigrate" and "immigrate" in grade school--I never could keep them straight!

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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2014, 08:51:33 AM »
FYI: I got "copy config" to work, but ended up with a binary.

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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2014, 08:52:42 AM »
Yup.

you will need to upgrade your switch to 4.1 or 5.0. if you want to see the ASCII config.

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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2014, 09:00:59 AM »
*sigh*  I figured as much.  Thanks for all the suggestions.  It's a chicken-and-egg thing.  We want to upgrade, but not without an ASCII dump in hand.  But we can't get an ASCII dump until we upgrade.  :-D

One last thing: In the JDM interface under Edit-->File System...-->Ascii Config File there is an option called "AsciiConfigManualDownload"

But now I'm back to is that download TO, or FROM the TFTP server?

I think we're just going to have to take a bunch of screen shots just in case and then bite the bullet and upgrade.

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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2014, 10:40:53 AM »
*sigh*  I figured as much.  Thanks for all the suggestions.  It's a chicken-and-egg thing.  We want to upgrade, but not without an ASCII dump in hand.  But we can't get an ASCII dump until we upgrade.  :-D

One last thing: In the JDM interface under Edit-->File System...-->Ascii Config File there is an option called "AsciiConfigManualDownload"

But now I'm back to is that download TO, or FROM the TFTP server?

I think we're just going to have to take a bunch of screen shots just in case and then bite the bullet and upgrade.

Can you connect with the JDM?  (java device manager)

If you can, then you should be able to pull a text version of your config with it.  You would go to "Edit >> File System" and then click on the 'ASCII Config File' tab and grab it from there.

Even if you can't, you should still be ok.  Should your config get FUBAR'd during the upgrade process (never happened to me yet, but I've never upgraded from 3.0 - 4.0 was the lowest FW/SW I had to deal with) you could restore the binary config either via the command line (copy command) or the telnet menu (Configuration File)

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Re: ASCII config, 5510, old firmware
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2014, 07:13:58 AM »
Normally all commands are looked at from the switch point of view, so "download" is normally downloading onto the switch from a tftp server.

Like some already mentioned, ascii backups are not yet possible in the firmware you have running. But you can just display the current configuration in your cli session and either copy/paste that to a file, or save all session data into a file in your console program (hyperterminal, putty etc)

Upgrade is something to do also, but I would make sure you have some kind of backup first in case you know what hits the fan...

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