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Export ASA image

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?


Re: Export ASA image

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.

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Re: Export ASA image

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.

Re: Export ASA image

you have to instruct the ASA which image to boot.

ASA(config)#boot system [flash:/disk0:]/[software image name]

Also if you booting the ASDM image as well

ASA(config)# asdm image disk0:/asdm-522.bin

see this for instructions

New Member

Re: Export ASA image


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).


New Member

Re: Export ASA image

Thx a lot for your replies.

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

Re: Export ASA image

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!

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Re: Export ASA image

What is about the failover unit.

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

Re: Export ASA image