Cisco – How to schedule a reload

Usefull command when working with Cisco devices remotely is to be able to revert config in case when configuration changes. If I know that I will be making changes that may cause me to disconnect and loose access to the device I schedule a reload and when I know that the config is fine I just cancel the reload.

To schedule a reload in 15 minutes:

Cisco# reload in 0:15
Proceed with reload? [confirm]
Cisco#


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*** --- SHUTDOWN in 0:15:00 ---

To see how much time have you got left:

Cisco# show reload
Reload scheduled for 23:15:47 GMT/BDT Fri Jun 5 2015 (in 12 minutes) by console from ssh (remote 1.2.3.4)

To cancel reload:

cisco#reload cancel
cisco#

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*** --- SHUTDOWN ABORTED ---
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