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How to save and load configuration files via the DIME Tools TFTP Server
This FAQ describes how to save your configuration files on the TFTP Server of the DIME Tools and how to load a previously saved configuration file into the router. This procedure is shown with a R1200w with software revision 7.4.3.

Preliminary notes:
- Brickware/DIME Tools have to be installed on a PC/Server, which will act as the TFTP Server.
- The IP connection between the TFTP server and the router has to persist.
- Please consider the specifics for the X8500, VPN Access 250 and VPN Access 1000 regarding the internal/external
   “Smart Media Flash Card” (see user´s guide).

Procedure:
1) Settings of the TFTP server of the DIME Tools:

Open the DIME Tools and activate the TFTP server window by clicking TFTP Server in the File menu. Following message appears at the TFTP screen:  „Listening for TFTP requests on port 69“.



Afterwards please choose the TFTP server path (folder) under Configuration – TFTP Server to/from that you will save/load your configuration files.




You can choose a folder via the browse button. After confirmation with OK don´t close the DIME Tools and the TFTP server.

2) Settings on the router:

Please choose „Configuration Management“ in the Setup Tool menu. For saving and loading of the configuration files following “Operation” commands are relevant: put, get, state

Further parameter in this menu:

TFTP Server IP Address:
IP address or host name of the TFTP Servers from/to which you want to transfer the configuration file (here: 172.16.64.200)

TFTP File Name:
Name of the configuration file on the TFTP server (without path, here: R1200.cf)

Name in Flash:
Name of the configuration file in the flash memory (here: boot)


Operation “put”: Saving a configuration file to the TFTP Server

R1200 Setup Tool                        Funkwerk Enterprise Communications GmbH
[CONFIG]: Configuration Management                                        R1200
_______________________________________________________________________________


          Operation                  put     (FLASH -> TFTP)                

          TFTP Server IP Address     172.16.64.200                           
          TFTP File Name             R1200.cf                               

          Name in Flash              boot                                   


          Type of last operation     put     (FLASH -> TFTP)
          State of last operation    done


              START OPERATION                     EXIT
_______________________________________________________________________________
put (FLASH --> TFTP):

You can transfer the configuration file „boot“ from the flash memory to the TFTP server with the IP address 172.16.64.200.  The configuration file R1200.cf on the TFTP server will be generated or overwritten with the content of the file “boot”. The configuration file is saved in ASCII-format and is editable.

Alternative input on the SNMP shell:

R1200:> cmd=put path=boot host=172.16.64.200 file=R1200.cf


Operation “get”: Loading a configuration file from the TFTP Server

R1200 Setup Tool                        Funkwerk Enterprise Communications GmbH
[CONFIG]: Configuration Management                                        R1200
_______________________________________________________________________________


          Operation                  get     (TFTP -> FLASH)                

          TFTP Server IP Address     172.16.64.200                           
          TFTP File Name             R1200.cf                               

          Name in Flash              boot                                   


          Type of last operation     get     (TFTP -> FLASH)
          State of last operation    done


              START OPERATION                     EXIT
_______________________________________________________________________________
get (TFTP --> FLASH):

You can transfer the configuration file R1200.cf from the TFTP server with the IP address 172.16.64.200 into the flash memory of the router. The file „boot“ will be generated or overwritten with the content of the configuration file R1200.cf. Because the configuration file is saved in the flash memory and not in the RAM you need to reboot the router (without „Save as Bootconfiguration“) to activate the settings on the router.

Alternative input on the SNMP shell:

R1200:> cmd=get path=boot host=172.16.64.200 file=R1200.cf


Operation “state”: Saving the current settings of the RAM

R1200 Setup Tool                        Funkwerk Enterprise Communications GmbH
[CONFIG]: Configuration Management                                        R1200
_______________________________________________________________________________


          Operation                  state   (MEMORY -> TFTP)                

          TFTP Server IP Address     172.16.64.200                           
          TFTP File Name             R1200.cf                               

          Name in Flash              boot                                   


          Type of last operation     state   (MEMORY -> TFTP)
          State of last operation    done


              START OPERATION                     EXIT
_______________________________________________________________________________

state (MEMORY --> TFTP):

A configuration file R1200.cf, containing all current settings stored in the RAM, can be saved to the TFTP server with the IP address 172.16.64.200. The configuration file R1200.cf will be generated or overwritten.

Alternative input on the SNMP shell:

R1200:> cmd=state path=boot host=172.16.64.200 file=R1200.cf



Test:

After successful transmission of the file the router output of „State of last operation“ should be „done“ (see above). In the TFTP server window the message “successfully done” is displayed.


If you receive an error message either on the router or on the TFTP server window please verify whether the IP address and the file name is entered correctly.

Further information regarding configuration management can be found in the user’s guide.

 

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