How to Backup and Restore Cisco Router / Switch

Backing up and restoring Cisco Router / Switches often saves us from a great mess in our network systems that have collapsed. Now, let’s briefly back up our cisco devices, and then let’s do the barber how to restore this backup.

In the first step, we will see how the backup process is done.

Cisco Router / Switch BACKUP

1. Open TFTP server
2. Access Cisco Router/Switch
3. Try to ping the TFTP server
4. Router#copy running-config tftp:
    Address or name of remote host []?(IP address of the TFTP server)
    Destination filename [router-confg]? router_backup
    !!
    1030 bytes copied in 2.489 secs (395 bytes/sec)
Let’s see how to restore in the second step after the backup.
Cisco Router / Switch RESTORE
1. Open TFTP server
2. Access Cisco Router/Switch
3. Try to ping the TFTP server
4. Router#copy tftp: running-config
    Address or name of remote host []? (IP address of the TFTP server)
    Source filename []? (Name of the file)
    Destination filename [running-config]?
    Accessing tftp://10.68.62.120/backup_cfg_for_my_router…
    Loading backup_cfg_for_router from 62.105.208.172 (via FastEthernet0/0): !
    [OK – 1030 bytes]
!
    1030 bytes copied in 9.612 secs (107 bytes/sec)
As you can see, it’s a simple process.
I hope it has been a useful article.