How do I backup\restore  configuration on a PIX 506 using tftp server

Posted on 2008-10-14
Last Modified: 2010-05-05
I need to copy the running config of our PIX 506 to our tftp server so I have a backup of the configuration I also need to know how to restore the configuration from a tftp server

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Pete Long earned 500 total points
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see my website here

however on a v6 firewall which you have, when you restore a config it MERGES is with the config on the firewall it DOES NOT  replace it
to get round that put the following command at the top of the "backed up" config.

clear config all

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ID: 22711470
Hi Pete.

I followed the instruction on your web site but got a FAILEd message.

You site mentioned that port 69 need to be open  ?

How do I check and how do I open it ?



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Yes, port 69 UDP incoming needs to be open on the computer you're running the TFTP server on.
Also, make sure you're on the same network (LAN segment) because TFTP is a broadcast protocol and generally won't work between routers and will never work over VPN.
Cheers! Let me know if you have any questions!
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Its on the same lan segment how do I open port 69 on the pix ?
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by:Pete Long
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should be open by default  - -does the machine in question have a windows/or other vendors firewall enabled? or does it have multiple network cards?

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Got it to work by using computer a different and TFTP server

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good news :) what did you use?
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-and thanQ
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