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How to automatically download configurations on routers/switches

How do I automatically download configurations on routers and switches? Is there a way of doing such so that I can archive them somewhere as back up?

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The best way is to have a TFTP server in the network (preferably a LAN). You can schedule jobs for uploading/downloading images. If you are using an NMS, this can be done automatically including updates from Internet.

This was first published in October 2006

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