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Cisco IOS upgrade c3560_backup and deletion of drwx

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Hi, Im trying to upgrade the IOS version of a 3560 series switch and want to know how to back up (just to be safe if the ios upgrade fails) and delete the old IOS image files to make space for the new image. Assuming the below  

>dir flash:
Directory of flash:/

    2  -rwx         736  Feb 28 1993 18:04:32 -06:00  vlan.dat
    3  -rwx    10473517  Sep 16 2010 00:43:30 -05:00  c3560-advipservicesk9-mz.122-44.SE3.bin
    4  -rwx       22799  Feb 28 1993 18:09:22 -06:00  D2ILOAC04.cfg
    6  -rwx    12752928   Apr 4 2013 15:52:00 -05:00  c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE5.bin
    7  -rwx        3840  Jan 25 2017 01:07:35 -06:00  private-config.text
    8  -rwx        4120  Jan 25 2017 01:07:36 -06:00  multiple-fs
    9  -rwx       22060  Jan 25 2017 01:07:35 -06:00  config.text


im using the below commands for upgrade. and my question is, can the delete the "drwx" with the commands below??

> copy running-config flash:xxxxxxxxxxxx.cfg

(Pushing from Switch to Server)
> copy flash tftp
      at prompt for source type "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE5.bin" (might need to insert flash: before C3560)
      at prompt for address type "xx.xxx.x.xx"
      at prompt for destination type "switchios/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE5.bin"

(Pushing from Switch to Server)

> copy flash tftp
      at prompt for source type "c3560-advipservicesk9-mz.122-44.SE3.bin" (might need to insert flash: before C3560)
      at prompt for address type "xx.xxx.x.xx"
      at prompt for destination type "switchios/c3560-advipservicesk9-mz.122-44.SE3.bin"


(Pushing from Switch to Server)

>copy flash tftp
      at prompt for source type "xxxxxxxxxxxx.cfg" (might need to insert flash: before xxxxxxxxxxx.cfg)
      at prompt for address type "xx.xxx.x.xx"
      at prompt for destination type "switchios/xxxxxxxxxx.cfg"


> del flash:c3560-advipservicesk9-mz.122-44.SE3.bin

> show flash: (squeeze if neccessary) - to verify


(Pulling from Server to Switch)

> copy tftp flash
      at prompt for address type "xx.xxx.x.xx"
      at prompt for source type "switchios/c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE11.bin"
      at prompt for destination type "c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE11.bin"
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