unable to backup image

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Mar 4th, 2008
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I am having problem to back up image file of FWSM in 6509-E , I am doing it as below,

FWSM-1# show flash

flash file system: version:3 magic:0x12345679

file 0: origin: 0 length:5865472

file 1: origin: 5865472 length:5548904

file 2: origin:11414528 length:5019

file 3: origin:11419648 length:28371

file 4: origin:21085696 length:280


FWSM-1# dir flash:

Directory of flash:/

2 -rw- 5548904 <no date> asdm

1 -rw- 5865472 <no date> image

3 -rw- 28371 <no date> startup-config


FWSM-1# copy flash:image tftp:

Source filename [image]?

Address or name of remote host []?

Destination filename [image]?

Failed to open image in flash.

if I copy startup-config file, its work fine,

is image file has hidden extension other than bin?


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mohammedrafiq Wed, 03/05/2008 - 03:26
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I am still unable to copy through this tftpd32 software.


Richard Burts Wed, 03/05/2008 - 19:22
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Mohammed originally posted this question in the WAN Routing and Switching forum. I provided some answers and we had some following posts to clarify some aspects of the problem. I came to the conclusion that the real problem is that the FWSM supports TFTP of the image to flash but does not support TFTP from flash. Then Mohammed posted the same question here. I still believe that the issue is that it is not supported to TFTP from flash. If anyone can offer any reference to show that it is supported then Mohammed and I would appreciate it. Otherwise I think that my theory is correct.



bitonw Tue, 06/17/2008 - 07:08
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well this is what i see on the fwsm:

fwsm# copy ?

Usage: copy http[s]://[:@][:]/

flash:[image | pdm]

copy [/noconfirm] http[s]://[:@][:]/


copy http[s]://[:@][:]/

[startup-config | running-config]

copy ftp://] flash:[image | pdm]

copy [/noconfirm] tftp[:] disk:[]

copy tftp[:] [startup-config | running-config]

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

copy [/noconfirm] flash:[image | pdm] disk:[]

copy flash:[image | pdm]


copy [/noconfirm] disk:[] tftp[:]

copy [/noconfirm] disk:[] disk:[]

copy [/noconfirm] disk:[] flash:[image | pdm ]

copy [/noconfirm] disk:[] [startup-config | running-config]

copy [/noconfirm] disk:[] ftp://[[:]@]/[;type=]

copy [startup-config | running-config] tftp[:]

copy [/noconfirm] [startup-config | running-config] disk:[]

copy [startup-config | running-config]


copy startup-config running-config

copy running-config startup-config

copy capture:[/] tftp:/// [pcap]


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