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I cannot take IOS backUp from 2960 switch

Hello all

I can not take an IOS backup from 2960 switch when i ran "show flash" no file displayed as bin extension

How can i take backup from the switch ios?

Can i take a backup from ROMON and how i can do that ?

Thank you

Cisco Employee

Can you please post the

Can you please post the result of the show flash command? The .bin is most likely stored in a folder with the same name as the IOS file. e.g flash:/ios/ios.bin



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If you want to "backup" your

If you want to "backup" your IOS, go to the Cisco website and download the complete TAR file.  


As to you can't find your IOS, like what previous poster has commented, the BIN file is most likely stored in a sub-directory.  


Do this:  


1.  dir flash:c2960<HIT TAB>

2.  Press enter.

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Thank you sehughes and Leo

Thank you sehughes and Leo  for your concern

Can you check the result and tell me what to do

SW#show flash

Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx        1816   Mar 1 1993 00:02:06 +00:00  vlan.dat
  447  -rwx        4120   Mar 1 1993 00:02:12 +00:00  multiple-fs
    3  -rwx       21748  Mar 15 1993 03:16:22 +00:00  config.text
    4  -rwx        1937  Mar 15 1993 03:16:22 +00:00  private-config.text
    6  drwx         512   Mar 1 1993 00:15:36 +00:00  c3750e-universalk9-mz.122-

57671680 bytes total (25273856 bytes free)
SW#dir flash:c2960
SW#dir flash:c2960
%Error opening flash:/c2960 (No such file or directory)

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Hi Heba , this IOS file is

Hi Heba ,


this IOS file is saved under the directory, try doing this :

SW#copy flash:c3750e-universalk9-mz.122-53.SE2/c3750e-universalk9-mz.122-53.SE2.bin tftp:



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