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how to backup an extreme networks switch

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Posted: 2014-11-28

See bellow the steps to backup your Extreme Networks Switch configuration file to an TFP server. 1. Logon to the switch 2. Verify configruation by issing show switch command * Slot-2 ExtremeSwitch.10 # show switch SysName: ExtremeSwitch SysLocation: My Room SysContact: Abdirahman Isse System MAC: 02:04:96:98:75:X8 System Type: X460-48p (Stack) SysHealth check: Enabled (Normal) Recovery Mode: All System Watchdog: Enabled Current Time: Fri Nov 28 12:10:14 2014 Timezone: [Auto DST Enabled] GMT Offset: -300 minutes, name is not set. DST of 60 minutes is currently not in effect, name is not set. DST begins every second Sunday March at 2:00 DST ends every first Sunday November at 2:00 Boot Time: Sun Nov 16 19:46:31 2014 Boot Count: 16 Next Reboot: None scheduled System UpTime: 11 days 16 hours 23 minutes 43 seconds Slot: Slot-2 * Slot-1 ------------------------ ------------------------ Current State: MASTER BACKUP (In Sync) Image Selected: primary primary Image Booted: primary primary Primary ver: 15.5.3.4 15.5.3.4 Secondary ver: 12.5.4.5 12.5.4.5 Config Selected: primary.cfg Config Booted: primary.cfg primary.cfg Created by ExtremeXOS version 15.5.3.4 431226 bytes saved on Fri Nov 28 08:30:16 2014 * Slot-2 ExtremeSwitch.11 # 3. create a backup of the active image file, primary.cfg in this case. Slot-2 ExtremeSwitch.13 # save configuration primary-backup Do you want to save configuration to primary-backup.cfg? (y/N) Yes Saving configuration on master ............................ done! Synchronizing configuration to backup ............. done! The current selected default configuration database to boot up the system (primary.cfg) is different than the one just saved (primary-backup.cfg). Do you want to make primary-backup.cfg the default database? (y/N) No Default configuration database selection cancelled. Slot-2 ExtremeSwitch.14 # 4. Respond Yes to create the new file and No to boot the switch to the new file as showing above. 5. Issue ls command to verify the new file is created Slot-2 ExtremeSwitch.14 # ls -rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 431284 Nov 28 12:22 primary-backup.cfg -rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 431226 Nov 28 08:30 primary.cfg -rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 431284 Nov 28 12:22 secondary.cfg drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 0 Nov 17 03:48 vmt 1K-blocks Used Available Use% 121824 3212 118612 3% Slot-2 ExtremeSwitch.15 # 6. Backup the new configraution file to to tftp server. Slot-2 ExtremeSwitch.16 # tftp 192.168.0.92 -v "VR-Default" -p -l primary-backup.cfg Uploading primary-backup.cfg to 192.168.0.92 ... done! Slot-2 ExtremeSwitch.16 # The parameters in the command above are: -v select virtual router -p put file -l local file You could also use this command: tftp put 192.168.0.92 vr "VR-Default" primary-backup.cfg to transfer the backup to remote tftp computer. 7. Verify the file is transferred over to your tftp server.

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