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how to back up IOS or IOS image through console port

Hi,

I got a second hand Cisco 7604 switch. In case of problem, I want to back up the IOS or IOS image through console port. Can anyone show me how to do it? I need the detail procedure because I just started it.

thanks in advance!

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VIP Super Bronze

Re: how to back up IOS or IOS image through console port

Hi,

Are you interested in backing up the IOS or the start-up-config?

Reza

New Member

Re: how to back up IOS or IOS image through console port

Yes, I need to backup IOS or IOS image.

VIP Super Bronze

Re: how to back up IOS or IOS image through console port

You can not use the console port

If you want to back up the IOS, then you need to configure a laptop or a PC as a TFTP server and then connect the router to the PC and on the router you issue the command:

copy flash tftp (the ip address of the PC)

Have a look at thes documents for more info:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps233/products_tech_note09186a00800a6744.shtml

http://www.loeppenthien.dk/Network_IOS.asp

HTH

Reza

Cisco Employee

Re: how to back up IOS or IOS image through console port

Hi,

Console port is meant for management and I dont think data traffic is possible. So you may not be able to backup the IOS via console port. You need reachability to TFTP or FTP server to backup your IOS.

HTH,

Nagendra

Re: how to back up IOS or IOS image through console port

Hi ,

Via console port it is not possible as said by others you need to have tftp server setup and issue the command copy flash tftp.

And as far as upgarding the ios of router via xmodem console check out the below link

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_tech_note09186a008015bfac.shtml

Hope this helps out

Regards

Ganesh.H

Silver

Re: how to back up IOS or IOS image through console port

via console its not possible try a tftp or a ftp server if you have.

Varun

New Member

Re: how to back up IOS or IOS image through console port

Boot up in rommon and perform an X-Modem transfer.  WIll take you a few hours.  Use HyperTerminal Receive File Xmodem.

This was availble on older 2600/3600 routers and it 'could' be availble on the 7600s.....

other option is to follow along what everyone else said --- setup a temp vlan or interface and tftp/ftp it from your netbook.

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