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Cisco IOS Files

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by v_odd, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. v_odd

    v_odd Bit Poster

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    Does anybody now if there is any user information stored in the BIN file from a router that has been backed up, or is the file just an os upgrade and i would need to reconfig my router?

    thanks
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    *Cough*

    I have no idea. :hhhmmm
     
  3. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    The .bin files that Cisco uses are, in most cases, nothing more than binary image files of their IOS. You use them to flash the router, and the flash memory doesn't normally hold the user information. Flash memory can also be used to hold configuration information too. So, most of the time, once you flash a router you have to set it up again as you just changed the OS version. So, tt all depends on where the .bin file came from and who made it as to what it will contain.

    Here's a link to Cisco that will tell you a little more about it. http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=101658&rl=1
     
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  4. v_odd

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    thanks

    that link helped quite a bit
     
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