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Error writing tftp:// (Undefined error) copy IOS image from flash to the tftp server failed (ASA 5515 X)

Hi everybody,

 

Unfortunately, I deleted my ASA 5515X completly. So the device doesn't boot, i got only the rommon prompt.

 

So I try to backup the image from a second equal firewall:

Laptop: 192.168.11.116

Firewall: 192.168.11.5

 

For the TFTP server I used "PumpKin" and the firewall is connected with the G0/1 Port on the laptop, using putty via SSH:

Router#>copy flash tftp

 

source file name? asa861-2-smp-k8.bin

remote host? 192.168.11.116

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First, it looks good - but when the copy is "finished" i got this error:

%Error writing tftp://192.168.11.116/asa861-2-smp-k8.bin (Undefined error)

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But when I look in the folder, there is the asa861-2-smp-k8.bin image with ca. 33MB. I tried it 3 oder 4 times......even the same.

 

It's very important for me, to fix it this week..... This are my "first" steps with Cisco and specially firewalls.

 

Thanks in advance,

sfinke

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Hi, Pretty much every problem

Hi,

 

Pretty much every problem I ever had with TFTP has always been related to the host acting as the TFTP server. Either there has been a problem with permission to write a file to the folder used as the root of the TFTP server or something else wrong with the server software.

 

I would suggest trying with TFTPD called TFTP server software. Or perhaps even with a different computer just to rule out possible problems with a antivirus / windows firewall on the PC.

 

You can use a single command to try to copy the file from the flash

 

copy flash:/asa861-2-smp-k8.bin tftp://192.168.11.116/

 

- Jouni

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Super Bronze

Hi, Pretty much every problem

Hi,

 

Pretty much every problem I ever had with TFTP has always been related to the host acting as the TFTP server. Either there has been a problem with permission to write a file to the folder used as the root of the TFTP server or something else wrong with the server software.

 

I would suggest trying with TFTPD called TFTP server software. Or perhaps even with a different computer just to rule out possible problems with a antivirus / windows firewall on the PC.

 

You can use a single command to try to copy the file from the flash

 

copy flash:/asa861-2-smp-k8.bin tftp://192.168.11.116/

 

- Jouni

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Hi Jouni,thanks for you good

Hi Jouni,

thanks for you good answer. I tried tftpd32 and it works!!!

 

So, i had copy the image to the laptop and restore it to the broken firewall successfully.

But when I use the commands, I didn't see the image:

sh flash

sh disk0

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So, even when I reload the firewall, the IOS is lost again. How can I save it permanently  on the firewall?

 

Thanks!!!

 

 

//edit:

I fixed the problem by myself:

 

I must download the image again to my flash/disk...

 

ciscoasa#copy tftp://192.168.11.116/asa861-2-smp-k9.bin flash:/

 

and after the download once again, I select the image to the boot system

ciscoasa(config)#boot system disk0:asa861-2-smp-k9.bin

ciscoasa(config)#write mem

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Done!!!

Thanks a lot and a nice week!

 

 

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