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asa and scp

hi experts,

can I copy the running-config from asa with scp to a linux server ?

I was reading the cli-command guide, but the suggested commandline does not work.

scp -v -pw password filename username@fwsm_address

Does anyone know how scp works with the asa ?


Re: asa and scp

Please make sure that you are using latest version of the osperating system

give the command :- hostname# ssh scopy enable before initiating the copying process

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Re: asa and scp

Hi All,

This is a similar thread to:

I do not feel this question has been answered in all honesty.

I am working on an ASA 5550 running asa831-k8.bin and can scp files to and from disk0: without any problems.

When I attempt to scp the system:running-config file I get the file succesfully but it contains nothing. On the ASA a "dir system:" shows the running-config file with a file size of 0 bytes but a "more system:running-config" dumps the real contents of the file to the terminal session.

Is there a command to remove the "lock" on this file?

Is there a way to use the archive command to at least archive it to disk0: or some other file system to be pulled via scp? Establishing an IPSEC tunnel from our backup box to every single ASA in our environment for secure tftp would be impossible!


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