Cisco archive config backup problems

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Apr 5th, 2010
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I' am trying to achieve that when I do a "wr" a backup config is copied to my TFTP server.

My archive config looks like this:

path tftp:$h

When I do a "wr" I get this debug output:

Building configuration...
Apr  5 14:06:33.899: backup_running_config
Apr  5 14:06:33.899: Current = 1
Apr  5 14:06:33.899: Writing backup file tftp:
Apr  5 14:06:35.731:  backup failed

3550_poe#sh archive
The next archive file will be named tftp:
Archive #  Name
   1       :Error - Bad file number

I don't know why this is not working. I tried FTP too, without luck.

The TFTP server is working, I tested it:

3550_poe#copy running-config tftp:
Address or name of remote host []?           
Destination filename [3550_poe-confg]?
7196 bytes copied in 0.948 secs (7591 bytes/sec)

I tried this config too, with the root folder of the TFTP server and it is still not working:

path tftp:$h

Do you guys have an idea why this is not working?

PS. I tried it on a 3550 SW, 2960 SW and 2811 Router and it is always the same error.

Correct Answer by burleyman about 7 years 2 months ago

Try this....


path tftp://$



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vadim_sclear Mon, 04/05/2010 - 07:36
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Check if you have enough rights/permissions on the destination host to create a new file

Smailmilak83_2 Mon, 04/05/2010 - 08:25
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Thank you very much.

It was the //, I really did not thought about that.

You typed h$ but it should be $h, it is probably a type-o.

Thank you again.

burleyman Mon, 04/05/2010 - 08:27
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Glad it worked...yep..I typed it wrong sorry about that.

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