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2950T-24: archive download-sw Unrecognized command

When I log into my Catalyst 2950T-24 switch and issue this command:

archive ?

I get back this result:

tar List or extract files in a tar image

It does not show download-sw as an option.

When I do this:

archive download-sw ?

I get this response:

% Unrecognized command

I have IOS software version 12.1(22)EA4

I tried changing to all kinds of different user modes but that did not help.

Any ideas what went wrong?

Thanks,

Neil

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Re: 2950T-24: archive download-sw Unrecognized command

Neil,

What are you trying to accomplish? If you want to download and extract a tar archive, you can do it this way:

archive tar /xtract tftp://1.2.3.4/filename.tar flash:

Best regards,

Peter

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Re: 2950T-24: archive download-sw Unrecognized command

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Re: 2950T-24: archive download-sw Unrecognized command

Neil,

What are you trying to accomplish? If you want to download and extract a tar archive, you can do it this way:

archive tar /xtract tftp://1.2.3.4/filename.tar flash:

Best regards,

Peter

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Re: 2950T-24: archive download-sw Unrecognized command

I am trying to upgrade to the latest firmware. I downloaded the bin file and was trying to follow the instructions. I will download the tar file and try that.

Thanks,

Neil

Re: 2950T-24: archive download-sw Unrecognized command

It's easy with the bin.

Get a tftp server, i recommend tftpd (first hit in google)

Then on switch type:

copy tftp: flash:

And follow the questions asked.

HTH

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Re: 2950T-24: archive download-sw Unrecognized command

That is good. I will try the copy command. After I copy it to the flash, how do I tell the switch to use it?

Also, what is the difference between the crypto and non-crypto versions?

Re: 2950T-24: archive download-sw Unrecognized command

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Re: 2950T-24: archive download-sw Unrecognized command

I will try that. Thanks!

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