While making preparations for upgrading the IOS on our 6506-E, I discovered that the IOS image to which I am going to upgrade is larger (76 MB) than the bootflash directory (62.5 MB). I have plenty of room on disk0:, so my question is, can I tftp the image directly to disk0:? I realize that this is not best practice. Or is there a better solution to my dilemma?
We meet again . The question really didn't lay with the TFTP aspect of it, as much as it was to the destination. In so many of these forums, it seems that everyone suggests copy tftp bootflash: , but I never really ran across anyone suggesting this practice. I guess the big thing I fear is that if someone wanted to be devious, they could take the CF out of the machine, and if it were to reload, it might fail. Of course, I guess I could add another boot statement that would point to the previous IOS image.
We used to copy straight to disk0 or disk1 all the time. You are right about the CF being removed, it would indeed fail if it was then reloaded. This is where physical security comes in ie. only authorised people should be allowed access to the switches.