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TFTP file too large for upload

I'm trying to upgrade my router via TFTP. I keep getting this File too large for TFTP error. I'm using the recommended TFTP server from Solarwinds.

There does not seem to be any setting in the server to let large file pass, It's the first time I see that, but this is the biggest IOS I had to upload. I had no problem sending the last IOS witch is only about 3MB smaller.

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Cisco Employee

Re: TFTP file too large for upload

If the image size is over 32MB then you might be running in CSCee67733. The workaround would be to use FTP instead of tftp to download the image on the device.

What level of code are you running on router.

Hope this helps,

Harold Ritter
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Re: TFTP file too large for upload

it's advence ip services version 14.x.

on a 3725.

how do is use ftp? simply copy ftp: flash: ?

Thanks

Cisco Employee

Re: TFTP file too large for upload

correct. copy ftp://userid:password@servername/directory/filename flash:

For more information, refer to the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios124/124tcr/tcf_r/cf_02ht.htm#wp1032450

Hope this helps,

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México
Paseo de la Reforma 222
Piso 19
Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
Cisco Employee

Re: TFTP file too large for upload

Bernard,

To make sure whether CSCee67733 is an issue or not, can you tell us precisely what IOS image is currently running on the 3725. 14.x is not an IOS image.

Thx,

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México
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Piso 19
Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
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Re: TFTP file too large for upload

The limitation is not with the switch but with the SolarWinds TFTP Server.

Use 3Com's 3CDaemon Utility:

http://support.3com.com/software/utilities_for_windows_32_bit.htm

It can handle large TFTP files with no issues.

Please rate all helpful posts.

Regards,

Brad

Cisco Employee

Re: TFTP file too large for upload

Brad,

Your statement about the limitation not being on the switch (router in this case) is pretty categoric. If you use an IOS image that does not integrate CSCee67733 then the router will not support file xfers larger then 32MB.

Hope this helps,

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México
Paseo de la Reforma 222
Piso 19
Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
Silver

Re: TFTP file too large for upload

Harold,

Im afraid the bug (CSCee67733) you cite describes using the IOS as the TFTP Server, not as the client, and therefore does not apply to the problem at hand.

Respectfully,

Brad

Cisco Employee

Re: TFTP file too large for upload

Brad,

I just checked the DDTS again and found that the release notes are somewhat misleading. The issue happens whether the router is used as a client or a server but only when the file is being copied from the router to the other device.

So, you are right that in this case the issue is probably with the TFTP software being used.

I apologize for the confusion and thanks for pointing it out.

Regards,

Harold Ritter
Sr. Technical Leader
CCIE 4168 (R&S, SP)
harold@cisco.com
México móvil: +52 1 55 8312 4915
Cisco México
Paseo de la Reforma 222
Piso 19
Cuauhtémoc, Juárez
Ciudad de México, 06600
México
Cisco Employee

Re: TFTP file too large for upload

Try TFTPd32

http://tftpd32.jounin.net/

It works fine with large files as well.

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