Export ASA image

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Oct 19th, 2009

I want to export ASA image for version 8.0(3) to apply it to another ASA, how can i do so?

Can i upgrade from ASA version 7.2(2) to 8.0(3) and if yes, how can i do so?

I have this problem too.
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Collin Clark Mon, 10/19/2009 - 07:47

copy from ASA #1 to your tftp server-

copy disk0:/asa803-k8.bin tftp:

Then on ASA #2 copy from the TFTP server to the ASA-

copy tftp: disk0:/asa803-k8.bin

Yes you can upgrade from 7.2.2 to 8.0.3, just follow the procedure above.

Ahmed Yassin Tue, 10/20/2009 - 01:37

After copying after second step,

now i have the two images on the flash at the same time.

Then, how ASA will reboot from which image of them.

Also, no changes in configuration will be occured.


You will have to enter the following command:

ASA(config)# boot system disk0:/asa803-k8.bin

ASA# write memory

ASA# reload

Then, your ASA will reboot on the new image. Check that everything is OK and remove the old image.

Just one thing: If you upgrade your ASA, you would also upgrade your ASDM image (if you use it).


Ahmed Yassin Tue, 10/20/2009 - 02:28

Thx a lot for your replies.

But, no current configuration changes will be done after this upgrade nor any risk will be done.

francisco_1 Tue, 10/20/2009 - 02:33

yes you are right. configuration will not change but the commands syntax between 7.2.2 to 8.0.3 is slightly different. but nothing major!

Ahmed Yassin Tue, 10/20/2009 - 03:38

What is about the failover unit.

It will be upgraded by itsself or i must do the same with it


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