Table 2-6. File System Commands
The copy command not only provides a method for copying files within the
file system, but also to and from remote servers. With the copy command and
URLs to identify files, the user can back up images to local or remote systems
or restore images from local or remote systems.
To use the copy command, the user specifies the source file and the
destination file. For example, copy
copies a file from the remote TFTP server to a local backup
configuration file. In this case, if the local configuration file does not exist,
then it is created by the command. If it does exist, it is overwritten. If there is
not enough space on the local file system to accommodate the file, an error is
Refer to the copy command description on page 1341 in the Layer 2
commands section of the guide for command details.
Referencing External/Internal File systems
Configuration or software images are copied to or retrieved from remote file
systems using TFTP and XMODEM protocols.
tftp://server-name/path/filename — identifies a file on a remote file
system accessible through the server-name. Trivial file transfer protocol is
a simplified FTP and uses a UDP port instead of TCP and does not have
xmodem: filename — identifies the file available on the XMODEM
Using the CLI
Adds a description to a file (up to 20
characters can be used).
Copies a file from source file to destination