Copy cisco running config with putty

I wanted to do a quick backup of my running config without needing to setup a TFTP server.

You will first want to get to enabled mode

router$ enable

Then run terminal length 0, as this will let the screen spit out all data without pruning with the ‘—-more—-‘ from output.

router# terminal length 0

The next step is configuring your putty session as follows:

Right-click the window title and choose ‘Change Settings’
On the left, select ‘Logging’ under ‘Session’
Select the ‘All session output’ radio button and choose a destination file
Click “Apply”
Now send a ‘show running-config’ command and the config will be sent to your log file.

router# sh run

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