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TFTP Backup to Centos


TFTP Backup to Centos

Hi there,

We have 2 Comware 5 switches, we are planning to implement periodic backup to a tftp server. When we try to execute below commands

1. tftp x.x.x.x put startup.cfg /folder/test.cfg

2. backup startup-configuration to x.x.x.x /folder/test.cfg

but both fails error message received on them respectively are as below.

1. File not found

2. Backup failed, TFTP error


But we have Cisco switches as well where we can backup to the same location without any issue. Please help to troubleshoot this.



Honored Contributor

Re: TFTP Backup to Centos

Provided that startup.cfg file exist in the current folder (move to it by using cd command), does a:

copy startup.cfg tftp://x.x.x.x/folder/test.cfg

or a:

copy startup.cfg tftp://x.x.x.x/test.cfg


Respected Contributor

Re: TFTP Backup to Centos


I think you need to look at the permission on the destination folder on your tftp-server.

or - you need to set the -create flag on your tftp demon ( on Linux). I think for security reasons (on some reasonable reason -maybe ) that the destination file MUST already exist (and have the correct permissions writeable) to tftpd allowing to write it. This  - to me - makes the tftp service somewhat not-useable, so I have enabled the tftp-deamon to create files (the -c flag - on Linux).


Søren Dideriksen, Network Administrator
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