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Swap X-SFP to Pro8 - can we upload config.boot from X-SFP?

We are facing stability issues on our office network - no internet access sometimes while WAN is up - and for exmaple when editting coingiguration - during comitting X-SFP becomes unreachbale, and is bringing network down (running over 13 OpenVPN conencitosn to other sites).

 

Now we have a Pro8 on stock, and I want to know when exported X-SFP config - can we upload config.boot into Pro8?

 

We just use eth0 for WAN and eth1 for LAN with switch behind it for VLANS and eth2 for another server on X-SFP

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Re: Swap X-SFP to Pro8 - can we upload config.boot from X-SFP?

Yes, this will easily work. 

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Re: Swap X-SFP to Pro8 - can we upload config.boot from X-SFP?

Thanks for the feedback - will try today!

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Re: Swap X-SFP to Pro8 - can we upload config.boot from X-SFP?

as @ClaudeSS says, this is pretty easy

 

biggest caveats:

 

1. give the ER-8 at least a base config (e.g. WAN + LAN wizard), which'll help smooth over any issues that may arise from trying to put a full config on a factory-defaults router.

 

2. after loading the config, delete any references to switch0 (as the ER-8 doesn't have one Man Wink )

 

3. after loading the config, re-add eth5,6,7 ( set interfaces ethernet ethX ), so they don't disappear on you.

 

Loading the config itself is dead simple:

 

1. grab config.boot from the ER-X

2. Upload it to the ER-8 (e.g. /config/config.erx)

3. enter configure mode

4. load /config/config.erx

5. (points 2 & 3 above)

6. compare

7. if all looks well from the 'compare', commit (then save).

8. log out of the router, you're all done.

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Re: Swap X-SFP to Pro8 - can we upload config.boot from X-SFP?

Thanks, directly upload config.boot made the Pro8 inresponsive. So first I have to edit the config.boot file in order to move on..

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Re: Swap X-SFP to Pro8 - can we upload config.boot from X-SFP?

I think its not that easy - the X-SFP contains all keys for the VPN etc.. hard to copy to PRO8 I think

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