ASA CISCO 5510 Firewall copy config error

Posted on 2010-11-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am trying copy my Cisco configuration file from the ASDM interface  to my TFTP server and I am getting the following error.

copy /noconfirm running-config tftp://
      copy /noconfirm running-config tftp://
 % Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

How do I resolve this.

The TFTP server is running.
The path exists and is C:\TFTP-Root
I have also tried specifying the name of the file to copy to.
Question by:wademi
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Expert Comment

ID: 34103796
try a copy running-config tftp. then put in your server info and file name

Author Comment

ID: 34103883
I get the same error when i do that.

Expert Comment

ID: 34104501
run it from cli and don't put /noconfirm in. Also what version of ASA software?

Author Comment

ID: 34104915
I did it from the command line without noconfirm  and I got the same error. I am not sure how to find out my ASA version

Accepted Solution

mahrens007 earned 500 total points
ID: 34114124
I would try:


... the TFTP server know's what its own root directory is.
You should only need to specify the host and the destination file name.


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