Call Manager - Downloading a file from TFTP via CLI

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Feb 24th, 2009
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I'm trying to download the file Ringlist.xml but it doesnt accept the directory in the msft server. Here is the logs;

admin:file get tftp Ringlist.xml

Please wait while the system is gathering files info ...done.

Sub-directories were not traversed.

Number of files affected: 1

Total size in Bytes: 2241

Total size in Kbytes: 2.1884766

Would you like to proceed [y/n]? y

SFTP server IP:

SFTP server port [22]: 22

User ID: admin

Password: *****

Download directory: \

Invalid download directory specified.

How can I download the file what should I write to the directory ?


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christianluven Tue, 02/24/2009 - 08:01
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Maybe try a forwardslash for directorydefinition

Download directory: /



CSCO11796258 Tue, 08/09/2011 - 08:25
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I ahve tried the Forward Slash but the same problem

Download directory: \

Invalid download directory specified.

Please  get back me if you know the solution.


Jonathan Schulenberg Tue, 08/09/2011 - 16:11
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Are you on CUCM 6.x? I seem to recall a bug about this although I can't find it at the moment.

The easiest method I can think of is to use a TFTP client such as tftpd32 and just download the file directly from the TFTP server as if you were a phone. Going through the CLI doesn't get you anything in this case.

Martin Busch Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:27
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Hello Jonathan,

how do I do this with tftpd32? Could you please describe what to do in tftpd32?

thanks in advance.



Aman Soi Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:48
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Hi Martin,

instead of using tftpd32, u can use sftp

from CLI of server, run command file list tftp * [this would show all files] or if u know the specific filename run command file list tftp APP8945

now u run the command 


file get tftp APP8945 and press enter. Also , at background run freeftpd sofware.enter IP address of PC on which sftp is running.




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