Backing up SecureCRT on OS X

Open your terminal and navigate to:

new-host:~ networkshinobi$ cd Library/Application\ Support/VanDyke/SecureCRT/

Once you are in the SecureCRT directory, use the ls command to view the content of SecureCRT directory:

new-host:SecureCRT networkshinobi$ ls
Config                                    Messages

Now, what we need is to backup the Config directory.  For this example, I am going to make a copy of it and place it on the desktop.

new-host:SecureCRT networkshinobi$ cp -R Config ~/Desktop/Config

Note: Keep in mind that if you added a / after the Config (e.g. cp -R Config/ ~/Desktop/Config), instead of copying the directory, you’re copying its content.  Therefore, make sure that there is no slash after the Config, unless that you already have a folder created.

To verify if we really made a backup of our Config folder.

new-host:SecureCRT networkshinobi$ cd ~/Desktop
new-host:Desktop networkshinobi$ ls
new-host:Desktop networkshinobi$

And there it is.


About networkshinobi

My name is Karlo, I work as a Network Engineer. A little about myself. I started as a PC gamer back when I was in high school. PC gaming became my addiction and pushed me to learn more about computers. Slowly got my some certifications and landed an IT Tier 1 Helpdesk job. This job opened the door for me to work to push further on my certifications and going deeper into the IT world. My goal was to get my Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching, but my journey for CCIE has changed due to I always ended up working on non-Cisco network appliances. Therefore, I have to pivot and decided to jump to the dark side and go with Juniper. Hopefully, I would get my JNCIE in the near future. All the entries/post I made are based on my views, opinion and for educational purposes only. If you see some mistakes, feel free to drop some comments. I would appreciate all the helpful comments. Thanks
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