ASA5520: Upgrading User CompactFlash

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Sep 3rd, 2009
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Can't find a procedure describing the upgrade of Compact Flash. Do I need to back up the entire file system and copy it back to the new CompactFlash ?

Correct Answer by August Ritchie about 7 years 10 months ago

When you upgrade the flash using the expansion slot on the front, you do not need to copy anything as you are simply adding additional Compact Flash. Your original file system is still stored on the internal flash.


Now if you replace this internal flash (system flash) you need to TFTP your contents onto a TFTP server then, copy them back to the new flash.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/hw/maintenance/guide/procs.html#wp1031632

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August Ritchie Thu, 09/03/2009 - 12:37
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When you upgrade the flash using the expansion slot on the front, you do not need to copy anything as you are simply adding additional Compact Flash. Your original file system is still stored on the internal flash.


Now if you replace this internal flash (system flash) you need to TFTP your contents onto a TFTP server then, copy them back to the new flash.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/hw/maintenance/guide/procs.html#wp1031632

gdspa Wed, 07/21/2010 - 02:35
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I have a couple of ASA5510 in failover, do I need to power them off before inserting the external compact flash?

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