Renaming .cfg file causes problems?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by galileo2000, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. galileo2000

    galileo2000 Network Guru Member

    Not sure it is not a user mistake, but here is a scenario:

    - save your .cfg file using something else than default name;
    - clear nvram and reboot;
    - restore from the renamed .cfg file;

    Not able to login. "Error on the page". Strange web page load.

    Can anyone deny or confirm?
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    No, changing the name does not usually matter. I name all of my files to avoid confusion between routers when I need to back up/restore.
  3. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    Ditto here. I rename mine all the time.

    The contents of the .cfg file give no indication of the name of the file.
  4. galileo2000

    galileo2000 Network Guru Member

    OK, good to know.

    As I mentioned, could be user mistake (I don't really think so, but whatever).

    Did any of you guys renamed the file while in the Save dialog?
  5. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member


    Makes no difference where you rename it. I must have saved and restore thousands of times, even over quite poor web links, and never had any failure yet. I think that was just coincidence.
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