I/G/D/C/B/A-Series reports "Exceeded Maximum size allowed" error when Saving Configs

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C5-Series, C3-Series, C2-Series
B5-Series, B3-Series, B2-Series
NetSight Inventory Manager

Issued the 'show config outfile configs/<filename>.cfg' command;
Used Inventory Manager to offload and archive the device configuration.

Received an error message in the CLI:
Exceeded maximum size allowed for all configuration scripts. Please delete existing script and try again.
Received an error message in the Inventory Manager log:
Device Reported - Exceeded maximum size allowed for all configuration scripts.

The operation would generate a file too large for the space available in the system's configs directory.

There are two likely resolutions to this issue:

  • If the "all" option is being used ('show config all outfile configs/<filename>.cfg'), omit that parameter. The "all" and "outfile" options when used together can generate a very large file, especially on systems - such as stacks - with a high port count. For this reason the "all" and "outfile" options are not supported together (Functions as Designed - FAD), though the operation may under ideal circumstances complete without error.

  • Use the 'show system utilization storage' command to view the utilization for "Flash Images, Config, Other" files, then use the 'dir' command to view the files stored in the configs directory, then delete any extra/unneeded configuration files ('delete configs/<filename>.cfg'). Repeat as desired.

If they don't resolve the problem, then note that this symptom may also occur as a C5/B5 firmware issue, in conjunction with Inventory Manager use. The fix is as of firmware, but it is strongly recommended to upgrade to the latest available firmware version (13325).

See also: 5879.
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