Back up, Restore, and Compare Cisco Startup and Runtime Configuration Files

We utilize the product for scheduled backup and archiving of configurations from our Cisco devices across multiple subnets. After trying several products, some much pricier, we settled on OpUtils as it offers the best value and performance. The support has been fantastic and we appreciate the response and timely turnaround of the special features that we requested. Thanks again!

- Don Annas, President/CEO, Triad Telecom, Inc.

Routers/Switches often get upgraded or swapped out for a number of reasons. Hence it is important to maintain the latest and history of the router's/switch's configuration files. This tool helps to maintain the Starup and Runtime configuration files of the Cisco Router/Switch.

Cisco Config File Manager Features

  • Retrieve the startup and running configuration files from the Cisco switches/routers.
  • Take a scheduled backup of the configuration files at defined intervals (Daily, Monthly and Yearly).
  • View the colored difference between the startup and running config file of a cisco router/switches.
  • Compare the configuration files are any cisco router/switches.
  • Upload the configuration files to the cisco router/switch through TFTP.

Scheduled Backup for Cisco Config Files

Config File Manager provides an option to take scheduled backup of the startup and running configuration files of the Cisco routers/switches. It provides the flexibility to schedule backing up of the files on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. Config File Manager retrieves the cisco configuration files at the defined intervals and stores it in the file system. The backed up configuration files can be viewed from the history.

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Real-time Monitoring of Cisco Config Files

Using the "Refresh" option the latest startup and runtime configuration files of the cisco routers/switches can be retrived. It helps to view the recent configuration files.

Compare Cisco Config Files

OpUtils provides an option to compare the configuration files that are retrieved from the Cisco routers/switches. The comparison can be on any of the following:

  • Compare startup and running configuration files of a routers/switches.
  • Compare the startup configuration files of any two routers/switches.
  • Compare the running configuration files of any two routers/switches.
  • Compare the startup and running configuration files of any two routers/switches.

This helps to compare the configurations between any two cisco routers/switches and correct the erroneous configurations, if any.

Upload Cisco Config Files

All configurations that are made to the Cisco devices are finally stored in the config files from where the device reads and executes. The Config File Manager enables uploading of the configuration files to the device through TFTP server. IT administrators can make the necessary changes to the file and then upload this file to the device. It reduces the administrators' time when the same configuration has to be made to several similar devices.

Free Config File Manager

The Config File Manager tool can be used to manage a cisco router/switch in the OpUtils Free edition. For more details on tools available in Free edition, refer to Free Network Tools.

For more details, refer to the Cisco Config File Manager topic in the online help. For troubleshooting tips, refer to Cisco Tools Knowledge Base