Upgrade ASA and

Posted on 2008-10-12
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I want to upgrade my current IOS and ASDM to ASA 8.0.4 & ASDM 6.1.3 respectively.

1. How can I backup my current ASDM and ASA ?
2. Any detail steps for the grade ?
3. Will it affect my current configuration after the upgrade, do I need to enable the 3DES license again ?

Many thanks.
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No it WONT affect your license - your activation key is unaffected - if you are worried simply issue a show version command and copy paster your activation key, then you could simply add it back, but Ive never seen one break or dissapear.


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Using the backup command as per the instruction : write net {ip address}:{filename}, only 7Kb of files was uploaded to the tftp server.

However the IOS that I want to backup is more than more than that. Any idea ?

   96  14635008    Jan 01 2003 00:06:26  asa803-k8.bin
    97  6851212     Mar 07 2008 09:32:50  asdm-603.bin


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Open the file on TFTP and it seems that only the configuration was backup, instead of the IOS file.

Is there any way to keep the files so that I could able to restore it back in case of  any problem ??

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yes -

copy flash tftp
give it the name of the file  flash
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Run these commands to backup your ASA and ASDM (replace <computer IP> with the right IP and fill in the blanks of the questions when prompted):
copy flash:asa803-k8.bin tftp://<computer IP>
copy flash:asdm-603.bin tftp://<computer IP>

Then, to upgrade your ASA & ASDM version, delete your current files like this:
delete flash:asa803-k8.bin
delete flash:asdm-603.bin

Then, place the new files in the TFTP folder on your computer and run the following commands (replace <computer IP> with the right IP and fill in the blanks of the questions when prompted):
copy tftp://<computer IP>/asa804-k8.bin flash
copy tftp://<computer IP>/asdm-613.bin flash

To verify the new files are there, run:
sh flash
Then, run these commands in configuration mode:
no boot system disk0:/asa803-k8.bin
no asdm image disk0:/asdm-603.bin
boot system disk0:/asa804-k8.bin
asdm image disk0:/asdm-613.bin

Now, save your config by running:
wr mem

Now, just restart your ASA to apply the new software by issuing:
Cheers! Let me know if you have any questions!
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