PIX Image

Answered Question
Apr 4th, 2007

I copied all my firewall configurations to a tftp server. Now I was thinking that it would be a good idea to copy

the PIX image but I cannot seem to get it to work. I was able to copy

the IOS for my routers without a problem. I found a Cisco article at

the following link that explains how to copy the PIX image to a TFTP

server but it is not working for me:


In the article it states:

Issue the copy flash tftp command in order to copy the PIX image from

Flash to the TFTP server:

pix#copy flash tftp

Address or name of remote host []?

Source filename []? pix512.bin

Destination filename [pix512.bin]?

Accessing tftp://


1030 bytes copied in 9.612 secs (107 bytes/sec)


When I do copy flash tftp all I get is this:

pix# copy flash tftp

Usage: copy capture:<capture-name> tftp://<location>/<pathname>


copy http[s]://[<user>:<password>@]<location>[:<port>]/


flash[:[image | pdm]]

copy tftp[:] flash[:[image | pdm]]

None of these commands are what I want (I think).

I am on PIX 515 6.3.3

The TFTP-Server line is entered and it works for copying PIX configs.

Any suggestions?


I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by Patrick Iseli about 9 years 6 months ago

That's right you cannot copy the PIXOS image on the TFTP Server, but you can download it from Cisco.




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dexteroc1 Wed, 04/04/2007 - 09:58

Never mind. I guess it can't be done. I found this:

Posted by: vitripat - TAC-Engineer, Cisco Systems - Feb 11, 2007, 10:46am PST

You cant take backup of the image. However, if you need image, TAC can help you get it given that you have a valid contract for your PIX.


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