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PowerConnect M6348, copy running config remotly

Hi,

We have a PowerConnect M6348 switch witch we want to copy similarly like we do with our hp switches.

For our hp switches we do on a linux machine "scp user@switchname:/cfg/running-config backupconfig-name".

I cant get that to work on Dell switches, any ideas how to get it to work?

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Re: PowerConnect M6348, copy running config remotly

This documentation is not for your specific switch, but the commands should be very similar.

www.dell.com/.../app_note_12.pdf

Files can also be uploaded from the Dell PowerConnect switch to the TFTP server. Both running and

startup configuration can be backed up to TFTP server using the copy running-config and copy

startup-config commands.

copy startup-config t172.16.101.50/startup.bak

copy running-config t172.16.101.50/running.bak

The above examples would copy the existing startup-configuration and running-configuration files to a

TFTP server with the IP address 172.16.101.101. The files would be saved on the TFTP server with the

filenames “startup.bak” and “running.bak” in whatever directory the TFTP server has designated as the

TFTP root.

If you are remote connected to a Linux box, you could use Putty to connect to the switch and perform this task.

Page 1443 has some info also.

support.dell.com/.../cli.pdf

Hope this helps.

Thanks.

Daniel Covey
Dell EMC | Enterprise Support Services
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Re: PowerConnect M6348, copy running config remotly

Looking at the Command Line Interface guide for the 6348 http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/PCM6348/en/cli/PDF/cli.pdf, starting on page 1443 it shows a copy command using scp in the following form...

     copy scp://user@{ipaddress|hostname}/filepath/filename backup-config

There is a little more information in the User Guide http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/PCM6348/en/ucg/PDF/ucg.pdf on page 389 it says after you enter the copy command the CLI will prompt you for the password associated with the username.

Hopefully this is what you are looking for.

 

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basn
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Re: PowerConnect M6348, copy running config remotly

Yeah, this is if i do it from the switch.

I want to do it from our backup server, not from the switch.

so from our linux machine to scp the running config like in the text above in my post.

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Re: PowerConnect M6348, copy running config remotly

Page 1443 goes over all of the copy commands, and as Victor has pointed out above, this does include the scp option.

scp://{user@ipaddresss | hostname}/filepath/filename

Daniel Covey
Dell EMC | Enterprise Support Services
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ppwicho
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Re: PowerConnect M6348, copy running config remotly

I dont know if this could work

console# copy  running-config t172.16.101.101/runing-config

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ah-om
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how to automatically copy running configuration file to tftp server on dell 8132 ?

i need to auto backup  running configuration for dell 8132 and dell force 10 

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ah-om
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RE: PowerConnect M6348, copy running config remotly

excuse me i need to auto backup configuration is there command like archive in cisco?

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RE: PowerConnect M6348, copy running config remotly

The switch itself does not have the ability to automatically backup the config. You will need to manually backup the config or use a software approach to scheduling backups. For example, you can use Dell's OpenManage Network Manager to schedule routine backups. Check out page 172 of the user guide for some more information on scheduled tasks.

http://dell.to/1VHu4zG

Daniel Covey
Dell EMC | Enterprise Support Services
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