Command:

reload

Mode:

Router#


Syntax:

reload [text | in [hh:]mm [text] | at hh:mm [month day | day month] [text] | cancel]


Syntax Description:

text

(Optional) Reason for the reload, 1 to 255 characters long.

in [hh:]mm

(Optional) Schedule a reload of the software to take effect in the specified minutes or hours and minutes. The reload must take place within approximately 24 days.

at hh:mm

(Optional) Schedule a reload of the software to take place at the specified time (using a 24-hour clock). If you specify the month and day, the reload is scheduled to take place at the specified time and date. If you do not specify the month and day, the reload takes place at the specified time on the current day (if the specified time is later than the current time), or on the next day (if the specified time is earlier than the current time). Specifying 00:00 schedules the reload for midnight. The reload must take place within approximately 24 days.

month

(Optional) Name of the month, any number of characters in a unique string.

day

(Optional) Number of the day in the range 1 to 31.

cancel

(Optional) Cancel a scheduled reload.

 

Command Description:

To reload the operating system, use the reload EXEC command.

The reload command halts the system. If the system is set to restart on error, it reboots itself. Use the reload command after configuration information is entered into a file and saved to the startup configuration.

You cannot reload from a virtual terminal if the system is not set up for automatic booting. This prevents the system from dropping to the ROM monitor and thereby taking the system out of the remote user's control.

If you modify your configuration file, the system prompts you to save the configuration. During a save operation, the system asks you if you want to proceed with the save if the CONFIG_FILE environment variable points to a startup configuration file that no longer exists. If you say "yes" in this situation, the system goes to setup mode upon reload.

When you schedule a reload to occur at a later time, it must take place within approximately 24 days.

The at keyword can only be used if the system clock has be set on the router (either through NTP, the hardware calendar, or manually). The time is relative to the configured time zone on the router. To schedule reloads across several routers to occur simultaneously, the time on each router must be synchronized with NTP.

To display information about a scheduled reload, use the show reload command.


Example:

The following example immediately reloads the software on the router:

Router#reload

 

The following example reloads the software on the router in 10 minutes:

Router#reload in 10

Router# Reload scheduled for 11:57:08 PDT Fri Apr 21 1996 (in 10 minutes)
Proceed with reload? [confirm]
Router#

The following example reloads the software on the router at 1:00 p.m. today:

Router#reload at 13:00

Router# Reload scheduled for 13:00:00 PDT Fri Apr 21 1996 (in 1 hour and 2 minutes)
Proceed with reload? [confirm]
Router#
 

The following example reloads the software on the router on April 20 at 2:00 a.m.:

Router#reload at 02:00 apr 20

Router# Reload scheduled for 02:00:00 PDT Sat Apr 20 1996 (in 38 hours and 9 minutes)
Proceed with reload? [confirm]
Router#

The following example cancels a pending reload:

Router#reload cancel

%Reload cancelled.


Misconceptions:

None

Related Commands:
None

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