USB Flash As an archive path

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Nov 27th, 2009
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Hey All,


I am trying to setup archiving to use usbflash0 as the path. However in the path options there is no usbflash0 option altough the a USB drive is attached to the router and can be viewed otherwise with sh usbflash0:.


Are USB drives supported as a destination for config backups using the archive command?

Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 7 years 6 months ago

No.  The usbflash file system is of type USB_FLASH.  The archive command only supports regular flash file systems, flash disks, and network URLs.

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Joe Clarke Fri, 11/27/2009 - 09:11
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No.  The usbflash file system is of type USB_FLASH.  The archive command only supports regular flash file systems, flash disks, and network URLs.

Leo Laohoo Fri, 11/27/2009 - 14:02
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Depends on the firmware of your router.  I haven't tried doing this but I know that in order to boot from a USB, the usbflash0: or usbflash1: is a hidden command.

andrew.andy316 Mon, 11/30/2009 - 04:26
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Hmm interesting. I know sometimes the usbflash command is missing but I am running the lastest IOS so I am inclined to believe the post before yours.


Ty for your help though.

Joe Clarke Mon, 11/30/2009 - 09:38
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I am correct.  USB_FLASH type file systems are not included in the filter for config archive (yet).

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