10.6.10 Packet Tracer – Back Up Configuration Files Answers

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Part 1: Establish Connectivity to TFTP Server

Part 2: Transfer the Configuration File from TFTP Server

Part 3: Backup Configuration and IOS to TFTP Server

In this activity you will restore a configuration from a backup and then perform a new backup. Due to an equipment failure, a new router has been put in place. Fortunately, backup configuration files have been saved to a Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) Server. You are required to restore the files from the TFTP Server to get the router back online as quickly as possible.

Part 1:  Establish Connectivity to the TFTP Server

Note: Because this is a new router, the initial configuration will be performed using a console connection to the router.

  1. Click PCA, then the Desktop tab, followed by Terminal to access the RTA command line.
  2. Configure and activate the Gigabit Ethernet 0/0 interface. The IP address should match the default gateway for the TFTP Server.

Router(config)# interface g0/0

Router(config-if)# ip address

Router(config-if)# no shut

  1. Test connectivity to TFTP Server. Troubleshoot, if necessary.

Part 2:  Transfer the Configuration File from the TFTP Server

  1. From privileged EXEC mode, issue the following command:

Router# copy tftp running-config

Address or name of remote host []?

Source filename []? RTA-confg

Destination filename [running-config]? <cr>

The router should return the following:

Accessing tftp://

Loading RTA-confg from !

[OK – 785 bytes]

785 bytes copied in 0.001 secs


%SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by console


  1. Issue the command to display the current configuration.


What changes were made?

Type your answers here.

The configuration stored on the TFTP Server was loaded into the router and the hostname of the router changed to RTA.

  1. Issue the appropriate show command to display the interface status.


Are all interfaces active?

Type your answers here.

No, G0/1 is administratively down.

  1. Correct any issues related to interface problems and test connectivity between PCA and the TFTP server.

Part 3:  Back Up Configuration and IOS to TFTP Server

  1. Change the hostname of RTA to RTA-1.
  2. Save the configuration to NVRAM.
  3. Copy the configuration to the TFTP Server using the copy command:

RTA-1# copy running-config tftp:

Address or name of remote host []?

Destination filename [RTA-1-confg]? <cr>

  1. Issue the command to display the files in flash.
  2. Backup the IOS in flash to the TFTP Server using the following command:

RTA-1# copy flash tftp:

Source filename []? c1900-universalk9-mz.SPA.151-4.M4.bin

Address or name of remote host []?

Destination filename [c1900-universalk9-mz.SPA.151-4.M4.bin]? <cr>


What special character repeatedly displays indicating that the IOS file is being copied to the TFTP server successfully?

Type your answers here.

The exclamation point !.

  1. Open the TFTP Server and click the Services tab, select TFTP, and scroll through the list of IOS files.


Has the IOS file c1900-universalk9-mz.SPA.151-4.M4.bin been copied to the TFTP Server?

Type your answers here.

Yes, the c1900-universalk9-mz.SPA.151-4.M4.bin file is listed in the files on the TFP server.

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