Solved

Nexus copy command question

Posted on 2014-10-22
1
169 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-23
Hi Everybody,

In searching Cisco's website for a solution to copy the .bin files on a Nexus 5020 to my TFTP server, I found the following article (see below) and have a question re: the syntax.  
*****************************************************************************************************

switch# copy ftp: bootflash:
Enter source filename: n5000-uk9-kickstart.5.0.2.N2.1.bin
Warning: There is already a file existing with this name. Do you want to
overwrite (y/n)?[n] y

Enter vrf (If no input, current vrf 'default' is considered): management
Enter hostname for the ftp server: 172.1.1.10
Enter username: xxx
Password:
***** Transfer of file Completed Successfully *****
Note: Boot variable kickstart is set to
bootflash:/n5000-uk9-kickstart.5.0.2.N2.1.bin


*****************************************************************************************************

I seem to be misunderstanding the command :     Warning: There is already a file existing with this name. Do you want to overwrite (y/n)?[n] y

If I am copying the file from the Nexus to my tftp server, then why would I be prompted to confirm whether or not I want to overwrite the .bin file located on my Nexus 5020?

Thanks,

R
0
Comment
Question by:rotarypwr
1 Comment
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Wylie Bayes earned 500 total points
ID: 40398364
Because you are doing it wrong.

You need to do "copy bootflash: tftp:" to copy from the cisco device to the tftp server.  If you wanted to copy an image from the tftp server, to the Cisco device, it would be "copy tftp: bootflash:" or just flash: in most cases.

Always remember  copy <source> <destination> .
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona. Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
Use of TCL script on Cisco devices:  - create file and merge it with running configuration to apply configuration changes
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now