Cisco® CCNA Exam Cram Notes : Frequently Used Copy Commands

2. Cisco IOS

4. Frequently used copy commands

copy running-configuration startup -configuration (alternatively, you can use an older version of the command, WRITE MEMORY): This command saves the current configuration to NVRAM.

Alternatively, we can issue the command using short form as below

copy running startup - Copies configuration from RAM to NVRAM

copy startup-config running-config - This command merges configuration from NVRAM to RAM.

copy flash tftp - Copies current IOS from router flash memory to TFTP server.

copy tftp flash - Copies image file from TFTP server to flash. This is used to upgrade the IOS image file to a newer version, or if your IOS image becomes corrupt.

copy running-config tftp - Copy running configuration file to TFTP server

copy tftp: startup-config - This command is useful to restore the startup-config file incase the original is lost or corrupt. The command loads the startup-config file from a remote tftp server.

The following are some important commands that can be used to edit and review command history buffer. It will be useful to practice these commands.

<ctrl> A : Move to the beginning of the command line

<ctrl> E : Move to the end of the command line

<ctrl> F : Move forward one character, same as using "Right Arrow".

<ctrl> B : Move backward one character, same as using "Left Arrow".

<ctrl> P : Repeat Previous command, same as using "Up Arrow".

<ctrl> N : Repeat Next (more recent) command, same as using "Down Arrow".

<esc> B : Moves to beginning of previous word.

<esc> F : Moves to beginning of next word.

<ctrl>R : Creates new command prompt, followed by all the characters typed at the last one.

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