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  • 7 October 2020
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Hi,

I'm trying to transfer a backup from a 3549GTS-PWR+ to another 3549GTS-PWR+, but I get an error “Cannot use configuration data from a different type of Baystack module.
Operation aborted.”

I use FW:5.3.0.10 and SW:5.3.12.009 on both switches.

The only difference I see is that one is HW:03 and the other is HW:06

Is this the Problem?

Thx for your answers

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Best answer by Isar1 28 October 2020, 10:17

I fixed the problem :grinning:

Yesterday I got the next 3 ERS3549 to configure and I tried a few things.

The problem is the command “boot default”, after that it’s not possible to restore the backup.

The solution is the command “restore factory-default”, after that I have no problem to install the backup.

Thanks for your help

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Hi there, could you tell us if the switches are in a stack? Also, are you transferring the ascii or the binary configuration? 

Hi Sam,

No both switches are stand alone.

% Switch not in stack.
*****IP Configuration*****
 

My first steps for the new switch was a factory reset and then an update to the latest software version.

After that i give it a new ip to connect to the TFTP

To save the config of a device and to play back on it self works.

Userlevel 5

Thank you for letting me know they are not stacked. Could you also tell me if you are transferring the ascii or the binary configuration? 

It looks like ascii code

This was the command

copy config tftp address x.x.x.x filename switch1.txt

Userlevel 5

Thank you for your patience here. There are some configuration settings that can be enabled that require a reboot to take effect before you can configure them further, it’s possible we’re trying to move configuration over to the new switches that require extra steps to enable. Some of the configuration options that have these requirements are: spb vs non-spb, spanning tree, rear ports set to stack vs ports not set to stack, etc. I think at this point your best coarse of action would be to open a support case so we can review the configuration with you to see if there is anything in there that may cause this failure. 

Userlevel 4

“Copy config” will backup the binary config file.

 

“Copy running-config” will backup the ASCII config.

 

 

 

Then to restore a switch you need to use the “CONFIG NETWORK ?” commands.   Inside the CONFIG NETWORK sub commands will be your options to load the binary config to the switch.

 

This is really easy with ERS’s that have a USB port, but because the ERS3500 don’t have a USB port you need to do a network file transfer and TTBOMK you can ONLY do that with the binary file. 

 

When working  with the ASCII file its probably easiest to just CUT and PASTE it into the CLI.

I fixed the problem :grinning:

Yesterday I got the next 3 ERS3549 to configure and I tried a few things.

The problem is the command “boot default”, after that it’s not possible to restore the backup.

The solution is the command “restore factory-default”, after that I have no problem to install the backup.

Thanks for your help

Userlevel 4

It looks like ascii code

This was the command

copy config tftp address x.x.x.x filename switch1.txt


 glad you sorted it out.  You are correct in your method. I actually learnt something new.  In 18 years of messing with ERS’s I never used this BOOT DEFAULT command.  I only ever use the restore factory….

 But just mindful that you did have this part quoted incorrect.

 Copy Config backs up the binary.  Copy Run backs up the ascii. 

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