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Back up config to ftp - always gets "Timed out"

I have a 1711 running IOS 12.2(7)XR3. It provides the connection and firewall from our private net to the Internet. It is working fine.

I am learning how to back up the config file, I am using ftp: destination. I always get this type of error:

Error writing ftp://someIPAddress/someFileName (Timed out)

Apr 10 17:57:58.114 PDST: FTP: connect failed -- Connection timed out; remote host not responding

I have tried numerous FTP servers and FTP Server implementations, both inside the private network and out in the internet.

My preferred FTP service is a Microsoft one on the local private subnet (FTP is part of Microsoft IIS package). With this FTP service, it appears that the FTP username must be e.g. mydomain.dom\myname. I have tried using the ip ftp username to set that name, as well as including name and password right in the FTP URL. Always I just get "Connection timed out; remote host not responding". Does ftp to a microsoft FTP service work?

I can ping the FTP server no problem.

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Re: Back up config to ftp - always gets "Timed out"

Have you tried using TFTP?

Command: copy nvram:startup-config tftp:///

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Back up config to ftp - always gets "Timed out"

Have you tried using TFTP?

Command: copy nvram:startup-config tftp:///

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Re: Back up config to ftp - always gets "Timed out"

I installed a TFTPD32 service and that worked! (after getting Windows firewall to cooperate).

Thanks very much for the answer.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Re: Back up config to ftp - always gets "Timed out"

Hi Dale,

And thanks for the rating.

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