How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server? – It may be a good idea to back up all the settings on the Cisco Router. If the Cisco Router NVRAM fails, the Cisco router cannot load the initial configuration file. For this reason, the Cisco router configuration backup process can save us from many situations.
How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

It is very easy way to backup Cisco Router configuration to TFTP Server. The Cisco Router must be able to access the TFTP Server on the network. Otherwise, the process to backup Cisco router configuration to TFTP Server will not realize.

It is strongly recommended to backup the startup configuration file or the running configuration file of Cisco routers. If Cisco network devices encounter any problems, it means that many configurations on the Router will be lost.

If the configuration of a corrupted Cisco router previously backed up to a TFTP Server or elsewhere, the configuration of the failed router can be easily copied when another router is substituted for the router. Thus, we can solve this situation without interrupting the network operation.

For VMware integration with GNS3 program, you can read “How to Integrate VMware with GNS3?“.

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How To Back Up and Restore Configuration on Cisco Devices?

It is SolarWinds TFTP Server the most used program to back up and restore configuration on Cisco devices. We can install on Windows Server TFTP Server on the network. However, we can also install TFTP Server with 3rd party software. The ideal program for using Cisco TFTP Server is SolarWinds TFTP Server.

In the process to backup Cisco Router configuration to TFTP Server, firstly, download the program from the below button.

SolarWinds TFTP Server Download

You can download the SolarWinds TFTP Server program to your computer from the button below.

 
We can move on the steps to backup Cisco Router configuration to TFTP Server.

   Step 1

First, install a virtual machine in VMware Workstation. Then, make the VMnet settings as shown below.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 2

After creating VMnet3, change the real computer’s VMnet3 IP address to .2.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 3

After completing the VMware Workstation program settings, run the GNS3 program. Create the topology as shown below.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 4

After running Cisco Router, configure the FastEthernet0/0 interface in the CLI console. Next, create the user and configure the Console connection.

Here, we have done a few settings for the process to backup Cisco Router configuration to TFTP Server.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 5

Let’s test the connection from the VMware Windows 10 virtual machine to the Cisco Router FastEthernet0/0 interface.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 6

Let’s ping the VMware Windows 10 virtual machine from the Cisco Router CLI console.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

To get information about Ping Parameters, read the topic called “How to Use Ping Parameters CMD?“.

   Step 7

After the ping process is successful, install and run the SolarWinds TFTP Server program on the Windows 10 virtual machine. Once you have opened the SolarWinds TFTP Server program, start the TFTP Service from the File menu settings.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 8

Apply the commands below to backup Cisco Router configuration to TFTP Server.

[code] R1#copy running-config t
R1#copy running-config tftp:
Address or name of remote host []? 192.168.8.5
Destination filename [r1-confg]? R1_Config
!!
974 bytes copied in 4.444 secs (219 bytes/sec)
R1#
[/code]

With these commands, we backed up the configuration running on the Cisco Router to the SolarWinds TFTP Server on the Windows 10 virtual machine.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 9

When we looked at the SolarWinds TFTP Server, the configuration file was saved as R1_Config. And there are records of transactions taking place in the program interface.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 10

We can check the backup operation by opening the R1_Config file with notepad.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 11

After completing the process to backup Cisco Router configuration to TFTP Server, now, let’s restore the Cisco Router configuration.

As an example, let’s configure the FastEthernet0/1 interface and record the settings. Then, I restore the file we saved from the TFTP Server to the Cisco Router.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 12

To backup Cisco Router configuration to TFTP Server, we will the copy command. The point to note here is that we need to type “tftp” after the copy command.

We can pass the step “Destination filename [running-config]” without writing anything.

[code] R1#copy tftp: running-config
Address or name of remote host []? 192.168.8.5
Source filename []? R1_Config
Destination filename [running-config]?
Accessing tftp://192.168.8.5/R1_Config…
Loading R1_Config from 192.168.8.5 (via FastEthernet0/0): !
[OK – 974 bytes]

974 bytes copied in 0.772 secs (1262 bytes/sec)
R1#
[/code]

With the use of the Cisco TFTP Server, we performed the Cisco Router configuration restoration process.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

   Step 13

As an example, we configured the FastEthernet0 / 1 interface. When we look at the configuration running with the show running-config command, we can see that the backup file has been successfully applied.

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server?

Show Commands Related to How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server

R1#show running-config

R1#show running-config
Building configuration…

Current configuration : 974 bytes
!
version 12.4
service timestamps debug datetime msec
service timestamps log datetime msec
no service password-encryption
!
hostname R1
!
boot-start-marker
boot-end-marker
!
!
no aaa new-model
memory-size iomem 5
no ip icmp rate-limit unreachable
ip cef
!
!
no ip domain lookup
ip auth-proxy max-nodata-conns 3
ip admission max-nodata-conns 3
!
!
!
username cisco privilege 15 password 0 cisco123
!
!
ip tcp synwait-time 5
!
!
interface FastEthernet0/0
ip address 192.168.8.1 255.255.255.0
duplex auto
speed auto
!
interface FastEthernet0/1
no ip address
shutdown
duplex auto
speed auto
!
ip forward-protocol nd
!
!
no ip http server
no ip http secure-server
!
no cdp log mismatch duplex
!
!
!
control-plane
!
!
gatekeeper
shutdown
!
!
line con 0
exec-timeout 0 0
privilege level 15
logging synchronous
line aux 0
exec-timeout 0 0
privilege level 15
logging synchronous
line vty 0 4
login local
!
!
end

R1#

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  Final Word

How to Backup Cisco Router Configuration to TFTP Server? – The use of the Cisco TFTP Server is very simple. After configuring Cisco routers, you can easily back up with a TFTP server.

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