Why would a technician enter the command copy startup-config running-config?
- to remove all configurations from the switch
- to save an active configuration to NVRAM
- to copy an existing configuration into RAM
- to make a changed configuration the new startup configuration
The technician would enter the command copy startup-config running-config in order to copy an existing configuration into the RAM
Typically, changes to the running configuration are made in RAM and copied to NVRAM. However, in this case the technician wants to copy the previously saved configuration from NVRAM to RAM in order to change it
to copy an existing configuration into RAM (Random Access Memory) which is the hardware in a computing device that stores the operating system (OS), applications, and data currently in use so that the device’s processor can quickly access them.
The command copy running-config startup-config is used to save the current file runs in the configuration. Thus, the technician runs the copy startup-config running-config to copy the existing configuration in the RAM.