PowerConnect M6348, copy running config remotly

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PowerConnect M6348, copy running config remotly

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We have a PowerConnect M6348 switch witch we want to copy similarly like we do with our hp switches.

For our hp switches we do on a linux machine "scp user@switchname:/cfg/running-config backupconfig-name".

I cant get that to work on Dell switches, any ideas how to get it to work?

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  • This documentation is not for your specific switch, but the commands should be very similar.


    Files can also be uploaded from the Dell PowerConnect switch to the TFTP server. Both running and

    startup configuration can be backed up to TFTP server using the copy running-config and copy

    startup-config commands.

    copy startup-config t172.16.101.50/startup.bak

    copy running-config t172.16.101.50/running.bak

    The above examples would copy the existing startup-configuration and running-configuration files to a

    TFTP server with the IP address The files would be saved on the TFTP server with the

    filenames “startup.bak” and “running.bak” in whatever directory the TFTP server has designated as the

    TFTP root.

    If you are remote connected to a Linux box, you could use Putty to connect to the switch and perform this task.

    Page 1443 has some info also.


    Hope this helps.


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  • Looking at the Command Line Interface guide for the 6348 http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/PCM6348/en/cli/PDF/cli.pdf, starting on page 1443 it shows a copy command using scp in the following form...

         copy scp://user@{ipaddress|hostname}/filepath/filename backup-config

    There is a little more information in the User Guide http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/PCM6348/en/ucg/PDF/ucg.pdf on page 389 it says after you enter the copy command the CLI will prompt you for the password associated with the username.

    Hopefully this is what you are looking for.


  • Yeah, this is if i do it from the switch.

    I want to do it from our backup server, not from the switch.

    so from our linux machine to scp the running config like in the text above in my post.

  • Page 1443 goes over all of the copy commands, and as Victor has pointed out above, this does include the scp option.

    scp://{user@ipaddresss | hostname}/filepath/filename

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  • I dont know if this could work

    console# copy  running-config t172.16.101.101/runing-config