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How to save configuration files from Switch to tftp Server

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Hi there!
i want to copy running config/startup config from the switch 8164 to TFTP server.

On the workstation, i'm using Cisco TFTP which works fine for copying files beetwen cisco devices,

but i don't know what is the right commad from dell switches.
It says that need path to tftp folder, but i've tried and failed with this syntax:

copy start tftp:/192.168.1.14/c:/backup.txt

let me know.
Regards! 

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Re: How to save configuration files from Switch to tftp Server

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Files can be uploaded from the Dell PowerConnect switch to the TFTP server. Both running and startup configuration can be backed up to TFTP server using the copy running-config and copy startup-config commands.

copy startup-config tftp://192.168.1.14/startup.bak

copy running-config tftp://192.168.1.14/running.bak

The above examples would copy the existing startup-configuration and running-configuration files to a TFTP server with the IP address 192.168.1.14. The files would be saved on the TFTP server with the filenames “startup.bak” and “running.bak” in whatever directory the TFTP server has designated as the TFTP root.

On the 8100 switches we may also need to specify {active | backup} at the end of the command.

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Re: How to save configuration files from Switch to tftp Server

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Hi Daniel!

What about if i save the file of running/startup config with .txt extension?

Is there any problem?

What about the image file?

how to save it? with what extension?

Regards!

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Re: How to save configuration files from Switch to tftp Server

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You should have not issues saving as a .txt

copy startup-config tftp://192.168.1.14/startup.txt

copy running-config tftp://192.168.1.14/running.txt

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Re: How to save configuration files from Switch to tftp Server

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Ok, thank you!

What about the image file? what extension to use for it?

Regards!

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Re: How to save configuration files from Switch to tftp Server

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The image file should be .stk.

console#copy image tftp://192.168.1.14/image1.stk

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Re: How to save configuration files from Switch to tftp Server

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Ok, thank you!

And how to see the name of the image on the switch.

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Re: How to save configuration files from Switch to tftp Server

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The images should just be labeled image1 and image2. You can check by running

#show version

And also check the directory

#show dir

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For switched PC5524, i've seen this on the user guide book:

Table 8-76. File Upload CLI Commands

CLI Command Description

copy source-url destination-url Copies any file from a source to a

destination.

console# copy image tftp://10.6.6.64/uploaded.ros

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Copy: 4234656 bytes copied in 00:00:33 [hh:mm:ss]

01-Jan-2000 07:30:42 %COPY-W-TRAP:

The copy operation was completed successfully

WHY THE EXTENSION IS .ROS?

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Re: How to save configuration files from Switch to tftp Server

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Different model switches have different file types. If you download the firmware for the specific switch you will see the different file types.

55xx=.ROS

28xx=.ROS

62xx=.STK

70xx=.STK

81xx=.STK

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