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Cisco 3750 Switch IOS Backup

Using a laptop How can I backup the IOS and Install a different IOS image onthe switch.

Please can you detail how this will be setup both Physical and application setup.

Many thanks
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You can install tftp server (http://www.solarwinds.com/products/freetools/free_tftp_server.aspx)on the Laptop
Copy the IOS to tftp server (which is ip of your laptop. Make sure Firewall is disabled)
Using the same you can load new IOS image on the switch

Hope this information helps

Regards
Munish
Head of IT Security Division
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
hi,

backup config:
copy startup tftp:

backup ios:
copy xxxxxx.bin tftp

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Commented:
when i copy the IOs image to the switch it showing errors saying  no disk space.
At present there is only one IOS image on the switch...what can i do to make space ?
Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
you need to delete the old image, and after load the newer!

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Commented:
its showing tow images in the sh flash command
how do I make the new one the default image
Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
conf t
boot system flash:/xxxx.bin

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Commented:
How can I verify the boot order after issung boot system flash:/xxxx.bin command

Many thanks
Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
sh ver commnad says whis ios is used

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Commented:
it still shows the old image.

I must say that when i copied the image - i copied straight in to the Flash, where as the other image was in a directory i.e

old image location
Directory:c3550-i5q3l2-mz.121-13.EA1 and then in the directory is the .bin file
sh when i do sh flash the directory shows up and then  I have to do dir flash:c3550-i5q3l2-mz.121-13.EA1 to see whats in it.

do i now have to create a directory ? or shall i leave the new image inthe Flash and just set the switch to look at the flash ?

not sure what to do
Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
please provide us the 'dir' command output

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Commented:
Its working fiine now didnt have to creat the directory and after the reload it started showing the correct image file.