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Backing up the configuration file and saving configuration changes on the Linksys Managed Switch

Whenever you have finished configuring or have made changes to your switch, you need to save the running config to the startup config.  Doing so will have those changes remain on the switch if it will be rebooted.  Any changes made and not saved to the startup config will be erased and it will load the last saved Startup config file.

This article will provide you the instructions on how to save the Running config to the Startup config.
 
Saving the configuration changes
Backing up the Configuration File by HTTP/HTTPS
Backing up the configuration File by TFTP
Loading the Backup File
 
Saving the configuration changes
 
Step 1:
Access the managed switch’s web-based setup page.  To know how, click here.
 
Step 2:
On the web-based setup page, click Maintenance > File Management and select Configuration File Copy.
 

Step 3:
On the Configuration File Copy screen, select the following:
  • Source File:  Running Configuration File
  • Destination File:   Startup configuration File

Step 4:
Click to save configuration changes.

You have now saved the configuration changes to the startup config.  When you reboot the switch, the changes you have made will remain on the switch.

Backing up the Configuration File by HTTP/HTTPS
 
Step 1:
On the web-based setup page, click Maintenance > File Management and select Configuration & Log.


Step 2:
On the Configuration & Log page, select the following:
  • File Transfer Protocol:  HTTP/HTTPS
  • Command: Backup
  • Source File: Select Running, Startup, Backup or Flash Log

Step 3:
Click.

Step 4:
Select a location to save the file to your computer or an external location.
 
You have now backed up the configuration file by HTTP/HTTPS to an external location.
Step 1:
On the web-based setup page, click Maintenance > File Management and select Configuration & Log.


Step 2:
On the Configuration & Log page, set the following:
  • File Transfer Protocol:  TFTP
  • Command: Backup
  • Source File:  Select Running, Startup, Backup config file or Flash Log Destination File Name:  Provide a name of the file Ex: running config
  • TFTP Server:  Select  your TFTP server by IP address By Address or By Name
  • TFTP server IP Address:  If you choose By Address, enter your TFTP Server IP address.  If you choose By Name, enter your TFTP Server name.

Step 3:
Click.

The running config.txt will be saved to the device of TFTP server.


You have now backed up the configuration file by TFTP.

Loading the Backup File

After you have created a back up file that is stored on the switch you can load the backup file.  To do these, perform the steps below:
 
Step 1:
On the web-page setup page, click the Maintenance tab.


Step 2:
Select Configuration File Copy under File Management.


Step 3:
On the Configuration File Copy page, set the following:
 
i. Source File - Select Backup Configuration File.  
ii. Destination File - Select Running Configuration File or Startup Configuration File.  
 


Step 4:
Click Apply.
 
You have now loaded the backup file from your switch.

To know more about the Linksys Managed Switches, click here.
 

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