Managing Configuration Files Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Release 3S (ASR 1000)
Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback
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Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

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Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

The Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback feature provides the capability to replace the current running configuration with any saved Cisco IOS configuration file. This functionality can be used to revert to a previous configuration state, effectively rolling back any configuration changes that were made since that configuration file was saved.

Finding Feature Information

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Prerequisites for Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

The format of the configuration files used as input by the Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback feature must comply with standard Cisco software configuration file indentation rules as follows:

  • Start all commands on a new line with no indentation, unless the command is within a configuration submode.
  • Indent commands within a first-level configuration submode one space.
  • Indent commands within a second-level configuration submode two spaces.
  • Indent commands within subsequent submodes accordingly.

These indentation rules describe how the software creates configuration files for such commands as show running-config or copy running-config destination-url. Any configuration file generated on a Cisco device complies with these rules.

Free memory larger than the combined size of the two configuration files (the current running configuration and the saved replacement configuration) is required.

Restrictions for Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

If the device does not have free memory larger than the combined size of the two configuration files (the current running configuration and the saved replacement configuration), the configuration replace operation is not performed.

Certain Cisco configuration commands such as those pertaining to physical components of a networking device (for example, physical interfaces) cannot be added or removed from the running configuration. For example, a configuration replace operation cannot remove the interface ethernet 0 command line from the current running configuration if that interface is physically present on the device. Similarly, the interface ethernet 1 command line cannot be added to the running configuration if no such interface is physically present on the device. A configuration replace operation that attempts to perform these types of changes results in error messages indicating that these specific command lines failed.

In very rare cases, certain Cisco configuration commands cannot be removed from the running configuration without reloading the device. A configuration replace operation that attempts to remove this type of command results in error messages indicating that these specific command lines failed.

Information About Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

Configuration Archive

The Cisco IOS configuration archive is intended to provide a mechanism to store, organize, and manage an archive of Cisco IOS configuration files to enhance the configuration rollback capability provided by the configurereplace command. Before this feature was introduced, you could save copies of the running configuration using the copyrunning-configdestination-url command, storing the replacement file either locally or remotely. However, this method lacked any automated file management. On the other hand, the Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback feature provides the capability to automatically save copies of the running configuration to the Cisco IOS configuration archive. These archived files serve as checkpoint configuration references and can be used by the configurereplace command to revert to previous configuration states.

The archiveconfig command allows you to save Cisco IOS configurations in the configuration archive using a standard location and filename prefix that is automatically appended with an incremental version number (and optional timestamp) as each consecutive file is saved. This functionality provides a means for consistent identification of saved Cisco IOS configuration files. You can specify how many versions of the running configuration are kept in the archive. After the maximum number of files are saved in the archive, the oldest file is automatically deleted when the next, most recent file is saved. The showarchive command displays information for all configuration files saved in the Cisco IOS configuration archive.

The Cisco IOS configuration archive, in which the configuration files are stored and available for use with the configurereplace command, can be located on the following file systems:

  • If your platform has disk0--disk0:, disk1:, ftp:, pram:, rcp:, slavedisk0:, slavedisk1:, or tftp:
  • If your platform does not have disk0--ftp:, http:, pram:, rcp:, or tftp:

Configuration Replace

The configurereplace command provides the capability to replace the current running configuration with any saved Cisco IOS configuration file. This functionality can be used to revert to a previous configuration state, effectively rolling back any configuration changes that were made since the previous configuration state was saved.

When using the configurereplace command, you must specify a saved Cisco IOS configuration as the replacement configuration file for the current running configuration. The replacement file must be a complete configuration generated by a Cisco IOS device (for example, a configuration generated by the copyrunning-configdestination-url command), or, if generated externally, the replacement file must comply with the format of files generated by Cisco IOS devices. When the configurereplace command is entered, the current running configuration is compared with the specified replacement configuration and a set of diffs is generated. The algorithm used to compare the two files is the same as that employed by the showarchiveconfigdifferences command. The resulting diffs are then applied by the Cisco IOS parser to achieve the replacement configuration state. Only the diffs are applied, avoiding potential service disruption from reapplying configuration commands that already exist in the current running configuration. This algorithm effectively handles configuration changes to order-dependent commands (such as access lists) through a multiple pass process. Under normal circumstances, no more than three passes are needed to complete a configuration replace operation, and a limit of five passes is performed to preclude any looping behavior.

The Cisco IOS copysource-urlrunning-config command is often used to copy a stored Cisco IOS configuration file to the running configuration. When using the copysource-urlrunning-configcommand as an alternative to the configurereplacetarget-urlcommand, the following major differences should be noted:

  • The copysource-urlrunning-config command is a merge operation and preserves all the commands from both the source file and the current running configuration. This command does not remove commands from the current running configuration that are not present in the source file. In contrast, the configurereplacetarget-url command removes commands from the current running configuration that are not present in the replacement file and adds commands to the current running configuration that need to be added.
  • The copysource-urlrunning-config command applies every command in the source file, whether or not the command is already present in the current running configuration. This algorithm is inefficient and, in some cases, can result in service outages. In contrast, the configurereplacetarget-url command only applies the commands that need to be applied--no existing commands in the current running configuration are reapplied.
  • A partial configuration file may be used as the source file for the copysource-urlrunning-config command, whereas a complete Cisco IOS configuration file must be used as the replacement file for the configurereplacetarget-url command.

In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(25)S and 12.3(14)T, a locking feature for the configuration replace operation was introduced. When the configurereplace command is used, the running configuration file is locked by default for the duration of the configuration replace operation. This locking mechanism prevents other users from changing the running configuration while the replacement operation is taking place, which might otherwise cause the replacement operation to terminate unsuccessfully. You can disable the locking of the running configuration by using the nolock keyword when issuing the configurereplacecommand.

The running configuration lock is automatically cleared at the end of the configuration replace operation. You can display any locks that may be currently applied to the running configuration using the showconfigurationlock command.

Configuration Rollback

The concept of rollback comes from the transactional processing model common to database operations. In a database transaction, you might make a set of changes to a given database table. You then must choose whether to commit the changes (apply the changes permanently) or to roll back the changes (discard the changes and revert to the previous state of the table). In this context, rollback means that a journal file containing a log of the changes is discarded, and no changes are applied. The result of the rollback operation is to revert to the previous state, before any changes were applied.

The configurereplace command allows you to revert to a previous configuration state, effectively rolling back changes that were made since the previous configuration state was saved. Instead of basing the rollback operation on a specific set of changes that were applied, the Cisco IOS configuration rollback capability uses the concept of reverting to a specific configuration state based on a saved Cisco IOS configuration file. This concept is similar to the database idea of saving a checkpoint (a saved version of the database) to preserve a specific state.

If the configuration rollback capability is desired, you must save the Cisco IOS running configuration before making any configuration changes. Then, after entering configuration changes, you can use that saved configuration file to roll back the changes (using the configurereplace target-url command). Furthermore, since you can specify any saved Cisco IOS configuration file as the replacement configuration, you are not limited to a fixed number of rollbacks, as is the case in some rollback models based on a journal file.

Configuration Rollback Confirmed Change Operation

The Configuration Rollback Confirmed Change feature enables an added criterion of a confirmation to configuration changes. This functionality enables a rollback to occur if a confirmation of the requested changes is not received in a configured time frame. Command failures can also be configured to trigger a configuration rollback.

The following steps outline how this process is achieved:

  1. A new option allows you to request confirmation (a confirmation time limit must be supplied) of the configuration changes.
  2. You must enter the confirmation command. If no confirmation is entered within the requested time limit, the configuration reverts to its previous state.

Benefits of Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

  • Allows you to revert to a previous configuration state, effectively rolling back configuration changes.
  • Allows you to replace the current running configuration file with the startup configuration file without having to reload the router or manually undo CLI changes to the running configuration file, therefore reducing system downtime.
  • Allows you to revert to any saved Cisco IOS configuration state.
  • Simplifies configuration changes by allowing you to apply a complete configuration file to the router, where only the commands that need to be added or removed are affected.
  • When using the configure replace command as an alternative to the copy source-url running-config command, increases efficiency and prevents risk of service outages by not reapplying existing commands in the current running configuration.

How to Use Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

Creating a Configuration Archive

No prerequisite configuration is needed to use the configurereplace command. Using the configurereplace command in conjunction with the Cisco IOS configuration archive and the archiveconfig command is optional but offers significant benefit for configuration rollback scenarios. Before using the archiveconfig command, the configuration archive must be configured. Perform this task to configure the characteristics of the configuration archive.

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    archive

    4.    path url

    5.    maximum number

    6.    time-period minutes

    7.    end

    8.    archive config


DETAILED STEPS
      Command or Action Purpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Router> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Router# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 archive


    Example:
    Router(config)# archive
     

    Enters archive configuration mode.

     
    Step 4 path url


    Example:
    Router(config-archive)# path disk0:myconfig
     

    Specifies the location and filename prefix for the files in the Cisco IOS configuration archive.

    Note   

    If a directory is specified in the path instead of file, the directory name must be followed by a forward slash as follows: path flash:/directory/. The forward slash is not necessary after a filename; it is only necessary when specifying a directory.

     
    Step 5 maximum number


    Example:
    Router(config-archive)# maximum 14
     

    (Optional) Sets the maximum number of archive files of the running configuration to be saved in the Cisco IOS configuration archive.

    • The number argument is the maximum number of archive files of the running configuration to be saved in the Cisco IOS configuration archive. Valid values are from 1 to 14. The default is 10.
    Note   

    Before using this command, you must configure the path command to specify the location and filename prefix for the files in the Cisco IOS configuration archive.

     
    Step 6 time-period minutes


    Example:
    Router(config-archive)# time-period 10
     

    (Optional) Sets the time increment for automatically saving an archive file of the current running configuration in the Cisco IOS configuration archive.

    • The minutes argument specifies how often, in minutes, to automatically save an archive file of the current running configuration in the Cisco IOS configuration archive.
    Note   

    Before using this command, you must configure the path command to specify the location and filename prefix for the files in the Cisco IOS configuration archive.

     
    Step 7 end


    Example:
    Router(config-archive)# end
     

    Exits to privileged EXEC mode.

     
    Step 8 archive config


    Example:
    Router# archive config
     

    Saves the current running configuration file to the configuration archive.

    Note   

    The path command must be configured before using this command.

     

    Performing a Configuration Replace or Configuration Rollback Operation

    Perform this task to replace the current running configuration file with a saved Cisco IOS configuration file.


    Note


    You must create a configuration archive before performing this procedure. See Creating a Configuration Archive for detailed steps. The following procedure details how to return to that archived configuration in the event of a problem with the current running configuration.


    SUMMARY STEPS

      1.    enable

      2.    configure replace target-url [nolock] [list] [force] [ignorecase] [reverttrigger[error][timerminutes]|timeminutes]

      3.    configure revert {now |timer{minutes|idleminutes}}

      4.    configure confirm

      5.    exit


    DETAILED STEPS
        Command or Action Purpose
      Step 1 enable


      Example:
      Router> enable
       

      Enables privileged EXEC mode.

      • Enter your password if prompted.
       
      Step 2 configure replace target-url [nolock] [list] [force] [ignorecase] [reverttrigger[error][timerminutes]|timeminutes]


      Example:
      Router# configure replace disk0:myconfig-1 list time 30
       

      Replaces the current running configuration file with a saved Cisco IOS configuration file.

      • The target -url argument is a URL (accessible by the Cisco IOS file system) of the saved Cisco IOS configuration file that is to replace the current running configuration, such as the configuration file created using the archiveconfig command.
      • The list keyword displays a list of the command lines applied by the Cisco IOS software parser during each pass of the configuration replace operation. The total number of passes performed is also displayed.
      • The forcekeyword replaces the current running configuration file with the specified saved Cisco IOS configuration file without prompting you for confirmation.
      • The timeminuteskeyword and argument specify the time (in minutes) within which you must enter the configureconfirm command to confirm replacement of the current running configuration file. If the configureconfirm command is not entered within the specified time limit, the configuration replace operation is automatically reversed (in other words, the current running configuration file is restored to the configuration state that existed prior to entering the configurereplace command).
      • The nolock keyword disables the locking of the running configuration file that prevents other users from changing the running configuration during a configuration replace operation.
      • The reverttrigger keywords set the following triggers for reverting to the original configuration:
        • error--Reverts to the original configuration upon error.
        • timerminutes--Reverts to the original configuration if specified time elapses.
      • The ignorecase keyword allows the configuration to ignore the case of the confirmation command.
       
      Step 3 configure revert {now |timer{minutes|idleminutes}}


      Example:
      Router# configure revert now


      Example:
       
                 
       

      (Optional) To cancel the timed rollback and trigger the rollback immediately, or to reset parameters for the timed rollback, use the configurerevertcommand in privileged EXEC mode.

      • now --Triggers the rollback immediately.
      • timer --Resets the configuration revert timer.
        • Use the minutes argument with the timer keyword to specify a new revert time in minutes.
        • Use the idle keyword along with a time in minutes to set the maximum allowable time period of no activity before reverting to the saved configuration.
       
      Step 4 configure confirm


      Example:
      Router# configure confirm
       

      (Optional) Confirms replacement of the current running configuration file with a saved Cisco IOS configuration file.

      Note   

      Use this command only if the timeseconds keyword and argument of the configurereplace command are specified.

       
      Step 5 exit


      Example:
      Router# exit
       

      Exits to user EXEC mode.

       

      Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Feature

      Perform this task to monitor and troubleshoot the Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback feature.

      SUMMARY STEPS

        1.    enable

        2.    show archive

        3.    debug archive versioning

        4.    debug archive config timestamp

        5.    exit


      DETAILED STEPS
        Step 1   enable

        Use this command to enable privileged EXEC mode. Enter your password if prompted. For example:



        Example:
        Router> enable
        Router#
        
        Step 2   show archive

        Use this command to display information about the files saved in the Cisco IOS configuration archive. For example:



        Example:
        Router# show archive
        There are currently 1 archive configurations saved.
        The next archive file will be named disk0:myconfig-2
         Archive #  Name
           0 
           1       disk0:myconfig-1 <- Most Recent
           2 
           3 
           4 
           5 
           6 
           7 
           8 
           9 
           10 
           11 
           12 
           13 
           14 
        

        The following is sample output from the showarchive command after several archive files of the running configuration have been saved. In this example, the maximum number of archive files to be saved is set to three.



        Example:
        Router# show archive
        There are currently 3 archive configurations saved.
        The next archive file will be named disk0:myconfig-8
         Archive #  Name
           0        
           1       :Deleted
           2       :Deleted
           3       :Deleted
           4       :Deleted
           5       disk0:myconfig-5
           6       disk0:myconfig-6
           7       disk0:myconfig-7 <- Most Recent
           8
           9
           10
           11
           12
           13
           14
        
        Step 3   debug archive versioning

        Use this command to enable debugging of the Cisco IOS configuration archive activities to help monitor and troubleshoot configuration replace and rollback. For example:



        Example:
        Router# debug archive versioning
        Jan  9 06:46:28.419:backup_running_config
        Jan  9 06:46:28.419:Current = 7
        Jan  9 06:46:28.443:Writing backup file disk0:myconfig-7
        Jan  9 06:46:29.547: backup worked
        
        Step 4   debug archive config timestamp

        Use this command to enable debugging of the processing time for each integral step of a configuration replace operation and the size of the configuration files being handled. For example:



        Example:
        Router# debug archive config timestamp
        Router# configure replace disk0:myconfig force
        Timing Debug Statistics for IOS Config Replace operation:
               Time to read file slot0:sample_2.cfg = 0 msec (0 sec)
               Number of lines read:55
               Size of file        :1054
        Starting Pass 1
               Time to read file system:running-config = 0 msec (0 sec)
               Number of lines read:93
               Size of file        :2539
               Time taken for positive rollback pass = 320 msec (0 sec)
               Time taken for negative rollback pass = 0 msec (0 sec)
               Time taken for negative incremental diffs pass = 59 msec (0 sec)
               Time taken by PI to apply changes = 0 msec (0 sec)
               Time taken for Pass 1 = 380 msec (0 sec)
        Starting Pass 2
               Time to read file system:running-config = 0 msec (0 sec)
               Number of lines read:55
               Size of file        :1054
               Time taken for positive rollback pass = 0 msec (0 sec)
               Time taken for negative rollback pass = 0 msec (0 sec)
               Time taken for Pass 2 = 0 msec (0 sec)
        Total number of passes:1
        Rollback Done
        
        Step 5   exit

        Use this command to exit to user EXEC mode. For example:



        Example:
        Router# exit
        Router>

        Configuration Examples for Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

        Creating a Configuration Archive Example

        The following example shows how to perform the initial configuration of the Cisco IOS configuration archive. In this example, disk0:myconfig is specified as the location and filename prefix for the files in the configuration archive and a value of 10 is set as the maximum number of archive files to be saved.

        configure terminal
        !
        archive
         path disk0:myconfig
         maximum 10
         end

        Replacing the Current Running Configuration with a Saved Cisco IOS Configuration File Example

        The following example shows how to replace the current running configuration with a saved Cisco IOS configuration file named disk0:myconfig. The configure replace command interactively prompts you to confirm the operation.

        Device# configure replace disk0:myconfig
        This will apply all necessary additions and deletions
        to replace the current running configuration with the
        contents of the specified configuration file, which is
        assumed to be a complete configuration, not a partial
        configuration. Enter Y if you are sure you want to proceed. ? [no]: Y
        Total number of passes: 1
        Rollback Done
        

        In the following example, the list keyword is specified in order to display the command lines that were applied during the configuration replace operation:

        Device# configure replace disk0:myconfig list
        This will apply all necessary additions and deletions
        to replace the current running configuration with the
        contents of the specified configuration file, which is
        assumed to be a complete configuration, not a partial
        configuration. Enter Y if you are sure you want to proceed. ? [no]: Y
        !Pass 1
        !List of Commands:
        no snmp-server community public ro
        snmp-server community mystring ro                                                                  
        end
        Total number of passes: 1
        Rollback Done

        Reverting to the Startup Configuration File Example

        The following example shows how to revert to the Cisco IOS startup configuration file using the configurereplace command. This example also shows the use of the optional force keyword to override the interactive user prompt.

        Router# configure replace nvram:startup-config force
        Total number of passes: 1
        Rollback Done

        Example: Performing a Configuration Replace Operation with the configure confirm Command

        The following example shows the use of the configure replace command with the time minutes keyword and argument. You must enter the configure confirm command within the specified time limit to confirm replacement of the current running configuration file. If the configure confirm command is not entered within the specified time limit, the configuration replace operation is automatically reversed (in other words, the current running configuration file is restored to the configuration state that existed prior to entering the configure replace command).

        Device# configure replace nvram:startup-config time 120
        This will apply all necessary additions and deletions
        to replace the current running configuration with the
        contents of the specified configuration file, which is
        assumed to be a complete configuration, not a partial
        configuration. Enter Y if you are sure you want to proceed. ? [no]: Y
        Total number of passes: 1
        Rollback Done
        Device# configure confirm
        

        The following example shows the use of the configure revert command with the timer keyword. You must enter the configure revert command to cancel the timed rollback and trigger the rollback immediately, or to reset parameters for the timed rollback.

        Device# configure revert timer 100

        Performing a Configuration Rollback Operation Example

        The following example shows how to make changes to the current running configuration and then roll back the changes. As part of the configuration rollback operation, you must save the current running configuration before making changes to the file. In this example, the archiveconfig command is used to save the current running configuration. The generated output of the configurereplace command indicates that only one pass was performed to complete the rollback operation.


        Note


        Before using the archiveconfig command, you must configure the path command to specify the location and filename prefix for the files in the Cisco IOS configuration archive.


        You first save the current running configuration in the configuration archive as follows:

        archive config
        

        You then enter configuration changes as shown in the following example:

        configure terminal
        !
        user netops2 password rain
        user netops3 password snow
        exit
        

        After having made changes to the running configuration file, assume you now want to roll back these changes and revert to the configuration that existed before the changes were made. The showarchive command is used to verify the version of the configuration to be used as a replacement file. The configurereplace command is then used to revert to the replacement configuration file as shown in the following example:

        Router# show archive
        There are currently 1 archive configurations saved.
        The next archive file will be named disk0:myconfig-2
         Archive #  Name
           0
           1       disk0:myconfig-1 <- Most Recent
           2
           3
           4
           5
           6
           7
           8
           9
           10
        Router# configure replace disk0:myconfig-1
        Total number of passes: 1
        Rollback Done

        Additional References

        The following sections provide references related to the Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback feature.

        Related Documents

        Related Topic

        Document Title

        Configuration Locking

        Exclusive Configuration Change Access and Access Session Locking

        Commands for managing configuration files

        Cisco IOS Configuration Fundamentals Command Reference

        Information about managing configuration files

        Managing Configuration Files

        Using the Contextual Configuration Diff Utility feature

        Contextual Configuration Diff Utility

        Standards

        Standards

        Title

        No new or modified standards are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.

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        MIBs

        MIBs

        MIBs Link

        No new or modified MIBs are supported by this feature, and support for existing MIBs has not been modified by this feature.

        To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

        http:/​/​www.cisco.com/​go/​mibs

        RFCs

        RFCs

        Title

        No new or modified RFCs are supported by this feature, and support for existing RFCs has not been modified by this feature.

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        To receive security and technical information about your products, you can subscribe to various services, such as the Product Alert Tool (accessed from Field Notices), the Cisco Technical Services Newsletter, and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds.

        Access to most tools on the Cisco Support website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password.

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        Feature Information for Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

        The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

        Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

        Table 1 Feature Information for Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

        Feature Name

        Releases

        Feature Information

        Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback

        12.3(7)T 12.2(25)S 12.3(14)T 12.2(27)SBC 12.2(31)SB2 12.2(33)SRA 12.2(33)SXH 12.2(33)SB

        The Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback feature provides the capability to replace the current running configuration with any saved Cisco IOS configuration file. This functionality can be used to revert to a previous configuration state, rolling back any configuration changes that were made since that configuration file was saved.

        In 12.3(7)T, this feature was introduced.

        In 12.2(25)S, support was added for a Cisco IOS 12.2S release. A locking mechanism for configuration replace (the Exclusive Configuration Change Access feature) was introduced.

        In 12.3(14)T, support for a locking mechanism for configuration replace (the Exclusive Configuration Change Access feature) was added for a Cisco IOS 12.3T release.

        In 12.2(27)SBC, support was added for a Cisco IOS 12.2SB release.

        In 12.2(33)SRA, support was added for a Cisco IOS 12.2SR release.

        In 12.2(31)SB2, this feature was implemented on the Cisco 10000 series.

        In 12.2(33)SXH, the Configuration Rollback feature was implemented in Release 12.2SX.

        In 12.2(33)SB, this feature was implemented on the Cisco 10000 series.

        The following sections provide feature information:

        The following commands were modified by this feature: archive config, configure confirm, configure replace, debug archive config timestamp, debug archive versioning, maximum, path (archive configuration), show archive, show configuration lock, time-period.

        Configuration Versioning

        12.3(7)T 12.2(25)S 12.2(33)SRA

        The Configuration Versioning feature allows you to maintain and manage backup copies of the Cisco IOS running configuration on or off the device. The Configuration Replace feature uses the Configuration Versioning feature to provide a rollback to a saved copy of the running configuration.

        Exclusive Configuration Change Access

        12.3(14)T 12.0(31)S 12.2(33)SRA 12.4(11)T 12.2(33)SXH 12.2(33)SB

        The Exclusive Configuration Change Access feature (also called the Configuration Lock feature) allows you to have exclusive change access to the Cisco IOS running configuration, preventing multiple users from making concurrent configuration changes.

        The following command was modified by this feature and applies to the Configuration Replace and Configuration Rollback feature: show configuration lock.

        Refer to the separate module, Exclusive Configuration Change Access and Access Session Locking, for details

        Configuration Rollback Confirmed Change

        12.2(33)SRC 12.2(33)SB 12.4(20)T 12.2(33)SXI

        The Configuration Rollback Confirmed Change feature allows configuration changes to be performed with an optional requirement that they be confirmed.

        If this confirmation is not received, the configuration is returned to the state prior to the changes being applied.

        This mechanism provides a safeguard against inadvertent loss of connectivity between a network device and the user or management application due to configuration changes.

        In 12.2(33)SB, this feature was implemented on the Cisco 10000 series.

        The following sections provide information about this feature:

        The following commands were modified by this feature: configure confirm,configure replace,configure revert,configure terminal