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How to restore ASA/PIX configuration using TFTP

1. To restore ASA/PIX configuration using TFTP, you need to have a TFTP server running. Remember the TFTP server IP, in our case

2. Run telnet to access ASA. To do that, in the command prompt, type telnet TFTP IP, for example telnet, press Enter.

3. Use the following command lines to backup the configuration.

copy tftp start

Address or name of remote host []?

Source filename []? 072405

Accessing tftp://!!!

Writing system file...


8507 bytes copied in 0.260 secs

wr mem

Note: It depends on the PIX version. You may try the following commands.

To copy configuration to tftp

chicagotechpix (config)#configure net

Note: You may be able to do that in enable mode


chicagotechpix #write net

Note: You may be able to do that in config mode


To copy the PIX image from Flash to the TFTP server:

chicagotechpix #copy flash tftp

To copy the image from TFTP to Flash without intervention.

chicagotechpix(config)#copy tftp: flash


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