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This chapter describes how to copy and save configuration files and software image files.
Downloading and Uploading a Software Image on a TFTP Server
For easy software image management, the HP 9308M, HP 9304M, and HP 6308M-SX routing switches and the
HP 6208M-SX switch support the download and upload of software images between the flash modules on the
devices and a Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server on the network.
The management module on each device contains two flash memory modules:
Primary flash – The default local storage device for system image files and configuration files.
Secondary flash – A second flash storage device. You can use the secondary flash to store redundant
images for additional booting reliability or to preserve one software image while testing out another one.
Only one flash device is active at a time. By default, the primary image will become active upon reload.
You can update the software contained on a flash module using TFTP to copy the update image from a TFTP
server onto the flash module. In addition, you can copy software images and configuration files from a flash
module to a TFTP server.
NOTE: The HP devices are TFTP clients but not TFTP servers. You must perform the TFTP transaction from the
device. You cannot "put" a file onto the device using the interface of your TFTP server.
NOTE: The TFTP client on the devices supports 8.3 file names. If you try to copy a file with more than eight
characters and up to three characters in the extension, the interface reports that the file was not found on the
TFTP server.
To initiate transfers of software images to and from a TFTP server from the CLI, enter one of the following
commands from the User (Privileged) level:
copy flash tftp... – Use this command to upload a copy of the software image to a TFTP server.
copy tftp flash... – Use this command to download a copy of the software image from a TFTP server into the
device's flash.
Updating Software Images and
Configuration Files
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