Three simple words….

For anyone new to the Cisco world, whether it be fibrechannel MDS switches or IOS Network switches.  Remember the three magic words:

‘copy run start’

Missed that on my home switch…apparently about 4 months and numerous vlan changes ago.  Today at about 10am we had a powerfailure, first one long enough to cause the rack to go dark.

When it came back up, no network.  Took me a while to realize that I had re-partitioned the switch a while ago and it didn’t stick.

so ‘copy run start’

Good night.

Good luck.


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  1. Or, as I learned it… whenever you make a change, be sure to call the cop r s.

    1. LOL – I like that. Nothing like a good mnemonic to make it stick. 🙂

    • william bishop on February 13, 2009 at 8:38 pm
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    bummer….still, owning up to what is probably one of the most embarrassing oversights a san guy can make, that takes balls.

  2. I have to laugh, because it’s bitten me a few times . I am definitely more conscious of this one with every incident.

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