Posted on August 18, 2020 3:53 pm
 |  Asked by Samuel Silva
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Hello team good afternoon

I am looking for some Arista documentation that informs that the write memory command will no longer be supported.
I remember in the past having found this information, but I can not find it any more.

Help me with that doubt.

Thank you team.

Answered on August 18, 2020 3:56 pm

Hi Samuel,

Thank you for contacting Arista.

Write memory command is yet supported and I couldn’t find any doc which states that write memory would no longer be supported.

switch(config)#write ?
erase Erase startup Configuration
memory Write to Startup Configuration
network Copy Running Configuration to the Network
terminal Show Running Configuration

switch(config)#write memory
Copy completed successfully.


Posted by Alexis Dacquay
Answered on August 18, 2020 8:14 pm

Hi Samuel,
Maybe you are confusing with the mention that saving the config with "wr" or "copy run start" will overwrite the deprecated command?


Deprecated commands accepted while processing the startup config will be saved using their replacement commands by operations such as “show running-config” and “copy running-config startup-config”. This automatically converts the deprecated commands from the startup config to their new syntax when running the 4.23.0 and later software.

What is the document you might have seen in the past?

If that is not what you were looking for, then no "wr" is still there, but you can also use "copy run start", fairly easy too.

By the way, since you seem familiar with saving configs manually, please look at these two interesting features:
- config session (commit, etc)

- config lock


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