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Copy from flash to tftp error


I am trying to copy flash to tftp server but i am getting this message error:

with this command:

sw#copy flash:c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-11.EA1a tftp:

Address or name of remote host []?

Destination filename [c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-11.EA1a]?

%Error reading flash:c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-11.EA1a (Is a directory)

The show flash command is like this:

Directory of flash:/

2 drwx 192 Mar 1 1993 00:06:23 +00:00 c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-11.EA1a

17 -rwx 258 Dec 28 2005 17:12:30 +00:00 info

18 -rwx 258 Dec 28 2005 17:15:46 +00:00 info.ver

19 -rwx 410 Dec 28 2005 18:53:23 +00:00 system_env_vars

21 drwx 128 Dec 28 2005 17:15:04 +00:00 c3550-ipbase-mz.122-25.SEC2

22 -rwx 676 Mar 1 1993 00:00:51 +00:00 vlan.dat

23 -rwx 27 Jul 4 2006 12:01:50 +01:00 private-config.text

24 -rwx 10 Dec 28 2005 18:53:23 +00:00 env_vars

375 -rwx 9705 Jul 4 2006 12:01:50 +01:00 config.text

The computer it's on a different subnet.

But i think this is not a problem because i am copying from flash not to the flash.

Best Regards,

Nuno Costa


Re: Copy from flash to tftp error

Error casued by that you try to copy a directory instead the .bin file. Try the next command:

copy flash:c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-11.EA1a\iosfile.bin tftp:

iosfile propably: c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-11.EA1a.bin



Please rate me if I helped.


Re: Copy from flash to tftp error

Hi Nuno

Please, try:

copy flash:c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-11.EA1a/c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-11.EA1a.bin tftp:

As it states, "c3550-i9q3l2-mz.121-11.EA1a" is a directory.

Hope this helps

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Re: Copy from flash to tftp error

Thank you guys,

Another question:

When i try to import images from ciscoworks RME 3.5 from c3550 devices i receive the following error message:

"Image import operation not supported"

If i have a image file in *.tar i should first untar the file and them import the bin file or import to the flash the tar file?

Thank you all :)