When in Cisco ASA multiple context mode, does each context have a startup and running config? After running show context, I would like to understand if I need to run show run and show start, when wanting to backup the configurations for each context.

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Yes. That is the entire purpose of having multiple contexts (also called VDOM (virtual domains) in some devices). It’s designed for segregating regions (production from non-production, for example) or multi-tenanting a device, and each context is managed independently from the others.

You can read more about multiple security contexts here.

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