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2950 bin duplicate bin files

I have 2 of the same bin files on a cataylst 2950 and need to get rid of one any idea how to do that without erasing all of flash? here is the dir:


Directory of flash:/

2 -rwx 3103360 Dec 31 1969 20:53:11 -05:00 c2950-i6q412-mz.121-22.EA5

3 -rwx 64 Dec 31 1969 19:40:38 -05:00 env_vars

4 -rwx 109 Sep 15 2005 16:16:16 -04:00 info

5 -rwx 3103308 Sep 15 2005 16:22:13 -04:00 c2950-i6q4l2-mz.121-22.EA5


6 drwx 4032 Mar 01 1993 19:40:52 -05:00 html

325 -rwx 25 Sep 15 2005 17:29:39 -04:00 private-config.text

327 -rwx 6872 Sep 15 2005 17:29:36 -04:00 config.text

328 -rwx 2072 Sep 15 2005 17:29:41 -04:00 multiple-fs


Re: 2950 bin duplicate bin files


Do revert how did u manage to put 2 files on the same name in the flash ?

coz once u try to upload 2 files on the same name it will ask you whether it can overwrite the existing file or not ?

did something got popped up like this ?

i feel the first file is without any extentions like .tar or .bin do revert whts the type of the file ?

i feel u mite have extracted the whole .tar file which automatically extracts all the html and the bin file onto the flash.

what i would suggest here is take necessary precautions before deleting the ios file coz that mite end up in deleting the functional ios too.

keep ur pc plugged on both fastethernet and console enable tftp in ur PC and let be on the same vlan as similar to your management vlan configured in ur switch if u dont have one do configure one management vlan.

before deleting take the backup of your functional ios in the tftp server.

Then delete the ios file using delete command i feel that should work though i havent tried deleting 2 files with the same name but of different file size.

or try giving delete flash:?

that will also give the files in the flash which can be deleted,you can check out the files which you want to delete from the flash.

once you get your ios files deleted do check out the size of the file that exisits in flash.if its the exact size of the functional ios to be there flash then u can leav it as it.

or else if u still want to make double sure delete both the ios files and ofcourse i feel u mite be aware of the size of the original/functional ios.

once the deletion is over upload the correct ios onto the flash and take a downtime in off peak hour and reboot it.

do check whether all your features are funtional after the reboot.


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