Upgrading Flash in Cisco ASA Firewall
Posted on 2011-02-21
I have a 5510 ASA Firewall that I'm upgrading the flash on. I've read that I need to basically copy the files off the existing flash onto the new flash. I don't have a reader that I can use to connect to the new flash. Here are my questions:
1. I copied the IOS and ASDM images off the exising flash via tftp. There are a couple other files that I can't copy due to permissions. Those are the log, crypto_archive and coredump files. Do I need those at all?
2. I've read that I need a hidden file that has the activation key, or else I can just re-enter it? Which file is this and can I copy it with tftp?
3. I don't have a flash card reader. Can I put the new flash in a spare ASA that I have and save the files onto it? Would I then need to delete from it the file that has the activation key?