Cisco Catalyst 3550

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Jun 19th, 2009
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I am upgrading 6 Cisco Catalyst 3550 switch from 12.1.9 code to 12.2.46 SE6 this weekend. I want to copy of the old code. I've tried the standard copy flash:name tftp and archive upload-sw but they both error stating its a directory.

%Error opening flash:c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-9.EA1c (Is a directory)

Any input on the best way to do this would be greatly appreciated.

Correct Answer by thotsaphon about 8 years 1 month ago


Have you got ".tar"? Try me.

Switch#archive upload-sw tftp://A.B.C.D/c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-9.EA1c.tar



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Jerry Ye Fri, 06/19/2009 - 11:46
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Hi Mark,

You boot up image is stored inside the directory c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-9.EA1c. Use the following command to determine where is the image stored:

show boot

I suspect the image is in the following path




nelsonm@vitrane... Fri, 06/19/2009 - 11:52
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Thanks for the input. I understand I can pull the c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-9.EA1c.bin file from the directory. I want the whole directory. I assume it needs to be tar'd/zipped before pulling it off.

Thanks in advance!


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