Backup Cisco switch config

Cisco switch config backup or backup Cisco switch config is an increasingly important foundation for successful operation of your Cisco switches. It is essential to back up configurations to overcome network downtimes and to resume normal functioning. Failing to follow authentic configuration backup methods while backing up Cisco switch configurations can put your network devices in hot soup.

Backup Cisco switch config can be made easy by using Network Configuration Manager - A network configuration change and compliance management software, which is also known as Cisco switch config backup tool. You can back up Cisco switch configurations individually or in bulk with an instant, automated and scheduled configuration backup methods.

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How to backup Cisco switch configuration in Network Configuration Manager?

After adding Cisco switches in Network Configuration Manager, which is also known as Cisco config backup tool, you can communicate with the device and fetch their configuration files for Cisco switch backup config. You can backup Cisco switch config, whenever a change is made or periodically as well. There are 3 ways with which you can perform Cisco configuration backup or Cisco config backup

  1. Instant Cisco switch configuration backup
  2. Syslog-based automated Cisco switch config backup
  3. Scheduled Cisco switch config backup

Cisco backup switch config instantly

Let's say you are about to make a configuration change which can turn out to be risky, if it is not implemented well. At such a time, it is always advisable to back up your Cisco switch configurations and have the latest versions stored safely. With these configurations stored safely in the repository, you can carry on with any configuration change without a worry.

The Cisco configuration backup software Network Configuration Manager makes it easy for you by providing instant option of backup Cisco switch config. You can choose the Cisco configuration back up, in bulk and have them stored for later use, if the need arises.

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Automated Cisco switch config backup

In an organization consisting of thousands of Cisco devices, carrying out configuration changes in them will be a continuous process. And, an undesirable change made to a Cisco switch can cause havoc to its further operations. That is why, it is necessary to monitor and back up Cisco switch configs, every time a change is captured. However, that can be a mammoth task. But, Cisco switch config backup can be made effortless, if you automate change detection and configuration backups.

When change detection is enabled in a Cisco switch, syslog messages are triggered when someone logs in to a device and logs out of it. Upon receiving the syslog message, Network Configuration Manager triggers a back up of your Cisco switch, under an assumption that a change may or may not have been made. If a change is detected, the backup will be stored in the DB, otherwise discarded. Thus, it is an automated process and this process will go on, until you disable change detection Learn more.

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Backup Cisco switch configs periodically through schedules

As the number of devices keeps increasing, configuration operations also see a steady rise. In order to decrease the manual Cisco switch configuration back-ups and to concentrate on high-priority configuration tasks, you can always go for the scheduled back up of Cisco switch configs.

You can backup Cisco switch configs periodically by choosing a suitable time of schedule execution on an hourly, weekly, monthly, daily, basis. Scheduling backups for Cisco switch configs not only helps to reduce manual effort but also ensures your Cisco switch configs are always updated. Learn more.

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Not just Cisco switches, with Cisco configuration backup tool, you can back up and monitor a wide range of Cisco devices like routers, firewalls, access points etc, with Network Configuration Manager. Check out the list below to see if your device model is listed, otherwise, click here to request device support!

Supported Cisco devices:

Vendor Device Type Support Model/Series
Cisco IOS switch All models of Cisco IOS switches
Cisco IOS router All models of Cisco IOS routers
Cisco Firewall All models of Cisco PIX firewalls and FWSM modules
Cisco IAD All models of Cisco IAD devices
Cisco Access points All models of Cisco Aironet access points
Cisco CatOS switch All models of Cisco CatOS switches
Cisco Access server All models of Cisco access server models
Cisco Content switch All models of Cisco content switches
Cisco ASA All models of Cisco ASA single context and multiple context models
Cisco ASA Cisco ASA with WAN support
Cisco Voice gateway devices All models of Cisco voice gateway devices
Cisco VPN concentrators All models of Cisco VPN concentrator devices
Cisco WLAN controller All models of Cisco WLAN controller devices
Cisco Cisco ACE module All models of Cisco ACE module
Cisco Integrated services Router (ISR) All models of Cisco ISR
Cisco MDS switch All models of Cisco MDS devices
Cisco Switch Cisco Nexus 7000 10-slot switch (N7K-C7010)
Cisco Nexus 5010 switch (N5K-C5010P-BF)
Cisco Firewall (FWSM) Cisco FWSM 4.x

Start efficiently managing your Cisco device configurations by downloading your 30-day, free trial of Network Configuration Manager.

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- Rob Calhoun, W.C. Bradley Company
"Network Configuration Manager has worked very well for us. Their technical support has been outstanding and they have gone above and beyond what I would have expected. I would highly recommend this product for anyone who would like to successfully manage their configuration files for all of their devices. "
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- Larry Ware, Federal Signal Global Network Boffin
"Manageengine Network Configuration Manager has proven a very useful tool to help Federal Signal, Inc. manage multiple vendors equipment across multiple geographic locations. It has allowed us to effectively manage remote device configurations and implement effective change control for network infrastructure. "
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- Kevin Spies, Manager of Network Operations, Lightyear Network Solutions, LLC
"Network Configuration Manager is a very powerful configuration management tool. Network Configuration Manager has saved us a great deal of time if a problem does arise because we know we can immediately pull the history of changes made and roll back the running configuration to a last known good configuration if needed. If you are someone that is currently wondering how to get a handle on your configurations changes then Network Configuration Manager is for you."
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- Neil C. Perry, IT Manager, Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer, Inc
"Network Configuration Manager has helped us save a great deal of time in rolling out configuration changes to numerous network devices within minutes rather than hours, or even days. The automated approach on backups allows us to sleep at night knowing that we always have the most up to date configurations of our devices. The web interface quickly gives you a user friendly snapshot of the status of your devices providing you the knowledge of what devices are backed up, not backed up, have start/run conflicts, etc. NCM is by far the biggest bang for your buck on the market. It's an absolute must for network admins of enterprises of all sizes."

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