2950T-24: archive download-sw Unrecognized command

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When I log into my Catalyst 2950T-24 switch and issue this command:

archive ?


I get back this result:

tar List or extract files in a tar image


It does not show download-sw as an option.


When I do this:

archive download-sw ?


I get this response:

% Unrecognized command


I have IOS software version 12.1(22)EA4


I tried changing to all kinds of different user modes but that did not help.


Any ideas what went wrong?


Thanks,

Neil

Correct Answer by Peter Paluch about 7 years 8 months ago

Neil,


What are you trying to accomplish? If you want to download and extract a tar archive, you can do it this way:


archive tar /xtract tftp://1.2.3.4/filename.tar flash:


Best regards,

Peter


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Peter Paluch Wed, 08/19/2009 - 13:10
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Neil,


What are you trying to accomplish? If you want to download and extract a tar archive, you can do it this way:


archive tar /xtract tftp://1.2.3.4/filename.tar flash:


Best regards,

Peter


Lucien Avramov Wed, 08/19/2009 - 14:36
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It's easy with the bin.

Get a tftp server, i recommend tftpd (first hit in google)


Then on switch type:

copy tftp: flash:

And follow the questions asked.


HTH

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