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How to save the switch config. to the TFTP folder

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Gents,
I am trying to copy the running configuration from the swithc to a PC as a txt file through telnet or console.
I do NOT want to write: "show config all" and then I copy / paste the configuration. I have more than 20 switches and this exercise could be repeated many times.
I am using the switch " A2 H124 24FX " Enterasys switch and SolarWInds as an application for the TFTP.
TFTP is installed on Windows server 2003.

I tried the following,
copy Myconfig.cfg tftp:\\151.128.81.2
copy Myconfig.cfg tftp:\\151.128.81.2\TFTP-Root
copy Myconfig.cfg tftp:\\151.128.81.2\c:\TFTP-Root

I do not know what is the exact syntax...
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by:Muhammed-Rummaneh
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Dear AymanDasa

before of all check this link maybe help you :
http://cisco.biz/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps233/products_tech_note09186a00800a6744.shtml

try this :
Copy myconfig.cfg tftp://151.128.81.2/Myconfig

Tell me if u need more help

Good Luck
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by:AymanDasa
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Dears,
Thanks for your inputs, I took a snap shot for each step, and please tell me where is the mistake ...
TFTP side:
Picture 1: showing the station and the TFTP IP address, which is 151.128. 152.2
Picture 2: Showing the TFTP general information.
Picture 3: Showing the TFTP security information.
Picture 4: Showing the TFTP folder on the Hard desc.

Switch side:
Picture 5: Showing the Telnetting to the switch and the IP address for the switch.
Picture 6: Showing the DIR command result, which show the running configuration file name.
Picture 7: Showing the trials and the results I got ...

Please let me know what to do?

Pic1.-TFTP-Server-Bindings.png
Pic2.-TFTP-Server-General.png
Pic3.-TFTP-Server-Security.png
Pic4.-TFTP-Folder.png
Pic5.-Telnet-Show-IP-Add.png
Pic6.-Telnet-DIR.png
Pic7.-Results.png
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by:Muhammed-Rummaneh
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Dear AymanDasa

Please try to turn off the PC firewall

thanks
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by:jamill
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hello ayman,

try to make and netstat -a -n to chek if the tftp port is really open.
Then make a telnet localhost 69
i suspect that the syntax that you are using in the equipement is not the right one, if you have an cisco equipement on your network it will be very helpful we can make a tes with it.

good luck
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by:AymanDasa
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@ Muhammed-Rummaneh... it is off already.
@ jamil, the TFTP server is working, I updated the firmware through the TFTP for 32 switches (A2, C3 and N3 Enterasys types).
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Can you execute "dir" command and paste output of the command?
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Sorry, didn't noticed Pic6:

copy configs/Myconfig.cfg tftp://151.128.81.2/Myconfig.cfg
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also:
copy Invensys.cfg tftp://151.128.81.2/Invensys.cfg
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by:AymanDasa
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Thanks for you input Mr. Bjove ..
I tried the command
copy configs/Myconfig.cfg tftp://151.128.81.2/Myconfig.cfg
as what did you say ..
I only change (Myconfig) to (Invensys.cfg) and it is working now ..
Thanks
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by:AymanDasa
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Change the (Myconfig) to the existing configuration name only ..
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