Back up the configuration of the management switch

To use the switch data during any switch maintenance, take a periodic backup of the switch configuration to an external device.

Before you begin

  • The switch has access to a TFTP server you can back up the switch configuration to.
  • You have installed PuTTY in your laptop.
  • You have logged in to the jump server.


  1. Launch PuTTY and connect to the switch using <switch_IP_address>:<SSH port alias>. Where, <switch_IP_address> is the management IP of the switch.
  2. In the command line, type the following to save the running configuration to a TFTP server in EXEC Privilege mode:
    • Replace <host_IP> with the TFTP server IP address.
    • Replace <filename> with the name of the configuration file.

    OS10# copy running-config tftp://<host_IP>/<filename>