How to Backup HP ProCurve Switch Configuration using Console/Serial Cable

We should have maintain a configuration backup of every networking device, For any unexpected loss or destruction the configuration of a managed switch, we can easily restore or copy the configuration file into a new equipment.

For HP ProCurve Networking  Switch(switches ProCurve 2910, 2510 series, etc.), one of the way to backup and restore is done through a serial port rs 232/Console cable using a hyper terminal connection.

Step by step HP ProCurve Configuration Backup via Console Cable

Suppose HP ProCurve Switch has been connected to the computer serial port via console cable and use the hyper terminal and you have logged in to HP ProCurve Switch as an administrator.

Step 1: 

•  Enter copy startup-config xmodem pc on HP Procurve Switch.

• Click on the Transfer in  HyperTerminal menu and then select Receive File

Fig. HP procurve Switch Configuration Backup







Step 2:

• Browse the location to save the file

• On use receiving protocol select xmodem protocol

Fig.2  HP procurve Switch Configuration Backup







Step 3:

• Click on Receive, Write the name of the backup file, click OK

The process of configuration backup on HP ProCurve Switch will complete and you can find the configuration file in selected destination folder.


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