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I recently came across a Nortel Baystack 325-24G switch. This is the first time I've come across a Nortel device of any sort, so I am a little intimidated. My problem is that I have been trying to get the startup and running configurations via both the CLI and the Menus but its become quite apparent that it isn't like the Cisco Switches/Routers. I've searched online but have only found Configuration Guides by Avaya.

Also I'd like to know - is there a way to take backups regularly (something like tftp)?

Pardon me but I'm a n00b when it comes to routers and switches.

Thanks in advance..

EDIT: Still havent found a way to get the running config via the CLI

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Check out 'rancid' at, I use it with HP's and Ciscos. – 3molo Mar 21 '12 at 14:03
rancid works for these switches. – Flash Mar 21 '12 at 14:47
Thanks @3molo .. I'll look up rancid and let you know how it goes.. – i.h4d35 Mar 26 '12 at 19:43
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Check out 'rancid' at, I use it with HP's and Ciscos.

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