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Nov 15, 2011

We have ASA running code 8.0.4 with Active/Standby for quite long time. Today when we gave the command wri standby it started sync the config to standby ASA but waited forever.when we checked the show failover, we got the following result.
This host: Secondary - Active
Active time: 1928633 (sec)
slot 0: ASA5540 hw/sw rev (2.0/8.0(4)) status (Up Sys)
Interface PERIMETER-MGMT ( Normal (Not-Monitored)
Interface OUTSIDE (86.36.xx.xx): Normal (Waiting)


When we console to Standby ASA and tried to save (wri mem), we  got the following error and also please note the hostname has become default...?

ciscoasa(config)# wri memory
Building configuration...
Command Ignored, Configuration in progress...
and when we tried to give following command we got this error:

ciscoasa(config)# copy running-config startup-config
Source filename [running-config]?
%Error reading system:/running-config (Configuration temporarily locked)
I see here the standby ASA IPS module is down, but can that issue cause not sync the config backup and writing to nvram (save config)..?

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